16 U.S. Code § 410aa - Establishment
In order to preserve and commemorate for the people of the United States the area associated with the heroic suffering, hardship, and determination and resolve of General George Washington’s Continental Army during the winter of 1777–1778 at Valley Forge, the Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the “Secretary”) is authorized to establish the Valley Forge National Historical Park (hereinafter referred to as the “park”), in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
“The purpose of this title is to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to enter into an agreement with the Valley Forge Historical Society (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Society’), to construct and operate a museum within the boundary of Valley Forge National Historical Park in cooperation with the Secretary.
“Nothing in this title authorizes the Secretary or the Society to take any actions in derogation of the preservation and protection of the values and resources of Valley Forge National Historical Park. An agreement entered into under section 202 shall be construed and implemented in light of the high public value and integrity of the Valley Forge National Historical Park and the National Park System.”
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