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April 2017

Azalea Festival Virginia

April 27 - April 30

Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights touring Norfolk’s most esteemed attractions including the VA Naval Base and MacArthur Memorial. Tickets also include reserved seats at the Azalea Festival’s Parade of Nations and the International Tattoo Show featuring Marching Bands & Precision Drill Teams. Click here for more information. $650 Double Occupancy For more information and reservations call 610-375-4375.  

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May 2017

Ruling the Roost: Reading’s Social Heyday

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Explore Reading’s forgotten social scene, including Mt. Penn’s Gravity Railroad Wine Trail, the legendary “Big Bearded Santa Claus of the Hills”, and his infamous Kuechler’s Roost, in a presentation by freelance food & drink writer, Mike Madaio. $8.00 non-members, $5.00 members, Free for Gold Card Members Light Refreshments served at 9:30AM Off street parking available at the Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street, Reading. Berks History Center is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

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Cheers to History: Summer Social with Reading Occasional Cocktail Club

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Relive Reading’s high society heyday with an exclusive Summer Social hosted by Reading Occasional Cocktail Club. This event will begin at 10am with an hour-long historical presentation titled Ruling the Roost: Readings Social Heyday. Explore Reading’s forgotten social scene, including Mt. Penn’s Gravity Railroad Wine Trail, the legendary “Big Bearded Santa Claus of the Hills”, and his infamous Kuechler’s Roost, in a presentation by freelance food & drink writer, Mike Madaio. Can't make it to the Summer Social event?! Don't…

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June 2017

Berks Country Fest Storyteller Travis Wetzel: The History & Importance of Fiddle Tunes During the American Civil War Era

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  The Mad Fiddler, Travis Wetzel, will be coming from his home near Nashville to present a fascinating, one-man musical history show called The History and Importance of Fiddle Tunes During the American Civil War Era. During the American Civil War era, music of all kinds played an important role to calm nerves, motivate, embolden and rally troops and entertain civilians who were coping with the reality of the terrible conflict.  Each side had its favorite songs and music, and…

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Footprints on the Mountain

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Ride along the Gravity Railroad and recount the glory days of the many resorts and wineries that graced Mt. Penn with a presentation and book signing by local writer and historian Corrie Crupi. $8.00 non-members, $5.00 members, Free for Gold Card Members Light Refreshments served at 9:30AM Off street parking available at the Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street, Reading. Berks History Center is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

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Uncovering the Truth: 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Descendants of the 88th, Mike Abouy, Todd Lessug and John Warren, share a brief history of the 88th regiment and their stories of finding original source materials. $8.00 non-members, $5.00 members, Free for Gold Card Members Light Refreshments served at 9:30AM Off street parking available at the Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street, Reading. Berks History Center is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

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Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Gallery Reception

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Celebrate the newest members of the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with friends, family, and refreshments. Only at the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame exhibit at the Berks History Center! Part of Berks History Center's Take It Back Tuesdays, held every Tuesday evening in the month of June! Regular Museum Admission: $7.00 Adults, $5.00 Seniors, $4.00 Children, Members & BCRRHOF Inductees Free Click here for more information about the Berks County Rock & Roll…

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Manhattan’s Historic and Haunted Lower East Side with Charlie Adams

June 17

Charlie Adams will once again entertain participants in this ghostly tour of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The Merchant’s House Museum is the only nineteenth-century home in New York City preserved intact, both inside and out. Built in 1832 by hatter Joseph Brewster, it was later sold to Seabury Tredwell in 1840 whose daughter lived there until the 1930s. Gertrude was responsible for the preservation of this elegant home, and after her death a distant cousin opened it as…

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Carsonia Park with Paul Druzba

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Discover Carsonia Park with Paul Druzba! Mr. Druzba will share the fascinating history behind this long gone Berks County treasure with a presentation, book signing and carnivale themed cultural event. Celebrate Berks County's unique culture on Take It Back Tuesdays, every Tuesday evening in June!

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HJL Book Club

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    This month we will be discussing: THE TRAIN TO CRYSTAL CITY: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II By Jan Jarboe Russell   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 ask that you bring a brown bag dinner.     Click here for more information about the…

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