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April 2019

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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Stroll Through History

April 27 @ 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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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 Members/$105 Non-Members Click here for more information. Contact Vicky Heffner at 610.375.4375 or education@berkshistory.org to register.

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Blue Marsh & the Pleasant Valley: One Last Look

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Take one last look at Blue Marsh Village & Pleasant Valley prior to the construction of the Blue Marsh Dam with a photographic history and book-signing by author, Paul Miller. 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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Hot Air Balloon Festival in Vermont

June 13 - June 16

Explore the beautiful Green Mountains and visit the Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival, Woodstock, Shelbourne Museum, Vermont Teddy Bear Company, and learn how to make maple syrup at Sugarbush Farms. This trip is being run in cooperation with White Star Tours and includes lodging, breakfasts, and dinners. Price of the trip does not include bus driver tip. Bus departs the Fecerra’s parking lot, located at 4701 Penn Avenue (Route 422) in Sinking Spring. $675 Double/$800 Single Click here for more…

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Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annual Reception

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join us as we celebrate the newest members of the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with our annual meet & greet reception. Enjoy refreshments, entertainment, and the Official Induction Ceremony of the 2019 members of the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Admission: $7.00 Adults, $5.00 Seniors, Free for BHC Members & Inductees of the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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Junior Historian Camp

June 18 @ 10:00 am - June 20 @ 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Dive into history this summer with hands-on learning at the BHC museum. Ages 7-17. $50 non-members / $35 for 1776 Club members. Click here for more information or call 610-375-4375 for more information.

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HJL Book Club – June 19

June 19 @ 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 June we will be discussing: This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, by Drew Gilpin Faust  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…

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