1878 share certificate Valley Forge Centennial Memorial Association

Great images of Washington, a soldier and Washington's House.

Share certificate #2156, one share at $1.00

No name on ownership, signed by Anna. M. Holstein.

Staining along edges. Some corner paper creases.

11-7/8 x 8-5/8”

 

…For their first female regent, the Centennial and Memorial Association of Valley Forge selected Anna Morris Holstein. Born in Muncy, Pennsylvania in 1824 she had served as an army nurse during the Civil War. Most important, however, was her applicable recent fundraising experience…had been part of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association….On July 5, 1878, the Centennial and Memorial Association was officially chartered to purchase, improve and preserve the lands at Valley Forge General Washington used, together with the structures on them…Anyone could join the Centennial and Memorial Association. A contribution of just $1.00 bought a membership, a vote, and a stock certificate suitable for framing.

Valley Forge: Making and Remaking a National Symbol

By Lorett Treese


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