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February 2019

HJL Book Club – February 20

February 20 @ 5:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join the Club! Read, learn and discuss fascinating historical books with other #berkshistorybuffs. You don’t need to be a member to join the discussion. Please bring a $5 donation and your dinner to enjoy! In February we will be discussing: Bloody Crimes: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Chase for Jefferson Davis, by James L. Swanson  Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund You do not need to be a member of the Berks History Center to join the…

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March 2019

Code Breakers

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Discover the story of the American Women of WWII who broke codes, mastered ciphers, and helped to defeat the enemy with Women’s History enthusiast, Hallie Vaughn. No Tickets Required. All Second Saturday programs are “pay at the door.” $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members. Light Refreshments served at 9:30AM. Off street parking available at 160 Spring Street, Reading. All programs subject to change. Berks History Center is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

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April 2019

THE CROWN at Winterthur

April 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Explore the dramatized history and costume design of Emmy-winning Netlflix series, The Crown, in the “Costuming THE CROWN” exhibit along with a special tour of the House Museum and a narrated tram ride of the gardens at Winterthur. Bus departs the Shillington Shopping Center BEHIND the PA Driver’s License Photo Center at 8:00 am and will return at approximately 5:30 pm. Click here for more information. Contact Vicky Heffner at 610.375.4375 or education@berkshistory.org to register.

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Stroll Through History

April 6 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Dig up the past with guided walking tours of Aulenbach’s Cemetery and enjoy history presentations by Civil War enthusiast, Mark Pflum. Two tour times are available: 12:30PM & 2:30PM. Pre-payment and reservations required. Call 610-375-4375 $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members

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4th Annual Berks History Conference

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join us for our 4th annual history gathering featuring 4 informative lectures on Berks County’s Civil War history. Lunch provided. More information TBA. Call 610-375-4375 for brochure & registration. $25 Students/$50 members/$60 non-members

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HJL Book Club – April 17

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join the Club! Read, learn and discuss fascinating historical books with other #berkshistorybuffs. You don’t need to be a member to join the discussion. Please bring a $5 donation and your dinner to enjoy! In April we will be discussing: Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams, by Louisa Thomas Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund You do not need to be a member of the Berks History Center to join the discussion. We will provide beverages.  We kindly…

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Cherokee Wheel Basket Workshop

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Learn to weave a unique, Cherokee-inspired storage basket decorated with colorful reed “wheels” with Education Curator, Vicky Heffner. Materials and instruction included. $45 members/$55 non-members. Call 610-373-4375 to register.

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May 2019

Hike Through History

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover the secrets of Rose Creek Valley with a guided hiking tour led by Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club member, Paul Schumann, and Reading historians, Corrie Crupi and Paul Druzba. Visit Mineral Spring Park, Pendora, Engleman's and more! Pre-payment and reservations required. Call 610-375-4375. $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members

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Eastern Woodlands Culture & Storytelling

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Uncover the culture and life-ways of the people that Europeans found on "Turtle Island," both before and after contact, with Lenni Lenape Elder, Uhma Ruth. No Tickets Required. All Second Saturday programs are “pay at the door.” $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members. Light Refreshments served at 9:30AM. Off street parking available at 160 Spring Street, Reading. All programs subject to change. Berks History Center is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

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June 2019

Charlie, DC and Catacombs, Oh My!

June 1

Join Charlie Adams on a visit to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land and enjoy free time at the National Mall in Washington, DC. $95 More information TBA. Contact Vicky Heffner at 610.375.4375 or education@berkshistory.org to register.

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