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August 2017

Magical History Tour: Part 5

August 19 @ 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Evergreen Club, 415 Harz Road
Fleetwood, 19522
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Join us for a rockin’ good time at the Magical History Tour: Hours of Flower Power.  This is THE event of the season! Berks History Center presents CHAPTER FIVE of our local Berks County ‘Woodstock-like’ music festival. Reading and Berks are known for their great musicians and the venues where they played back in the day, such as the Hamburg Field House, St. Lawrence Stadium, the Bandshell, and even Boscov’s East’s parking lot! Reunions of local bands will include Hot Ice, Clench, and Number…

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Harvest Basket Workshop

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Learn how to weave a seasonal harvest basket with Education Curator, Vicky Heffner. $45 for members, $55 non-members Materials included in cost. Registration Required. Call 610-375-4375 to reserve your space.

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September 2017

Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect at the Brandywine River Museum

September 12

Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect will bring together both well-known and rarely seen works created between the mid-1930’s and Wyeth’s death in 2009. This exhibit reveals the subjects that continually inspired Wyeth and the evolution of his imagery. Guided tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio and Kuerner Farm will further examine Wyeth’s unrelenting realism in the context of the 20th century. The Kuerner Farm was often where Wyeth painted, and tour goers will look at how his choice of subjects and…

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October 2017

Four Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    The Berks History Center is proud to celebrate architectural styles intrinsic to the county's historical and contemporary culture. All proceeds will help support educational programs at the Berks History Center Tickets: $35.00 per person (The tour is limited to age 12 and older) More information TBA

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HJL Book Club – October 2017

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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  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 October we will be discussing: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, by Erik Larson.  Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund You do not need to be a member of the Berks History Center to…

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December 2017

Southern Hospitality in Savannah. GA & Charleston, SC

December 1 @ 8:00 am - December 6 @ 9:00 pm

Package Includes: 5 Nights lodging, including overnights 5 Breakfasts Southern-style buffet lunch at Paula Deen's Lady & Sons 2 Full course dinners Guided tours of Savannah, GA & Charleston, SC Charleston City Market Tour of Ft. Sumter Magnolia Plantation Home & Nature Tram Tour Charlestown Harbor Cruise River Street District Souvenir Gift Luggage Handling All taxes and meal gratuities Motorcoach Transportation $825 per person (double occupancy)/ $1000 per person (single occupancy) Click here for more information. Contact Vicky Heffner, Education Curator,…

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Holiday House Tour of Historic Homes in Delaware

December 13

Celebrate the holiday season by visiting several historic homes in Delaware decorated for Christmas! Welcome to the tranquil village of Odessa, although in colonial times it was a busy grain shipping port. Tour beautifully restored 18th and 19th century homes with outstanding examples of household furnishings made by prominent Delaware cabinet makers. The Historic Odessa Foundation’s collection of regional paintings, prints, textiles, silver and pewter is steeped in Delaware history and rich in the finest samples of mid-Atlantic craftsmanship. For…

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February 2018

HJL Book Club – February 2018

February 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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  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: Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr, by Nancy Isenberg   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…

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