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November 2017

World War I & Berks Project & Temporary Exhibit

November 10, 2017 - November 10, 2018
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

  The World War I & Berks project is a year-long commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of World War I that examines Berks County’s contributions to the Great War and the effects the war had on our local community. The World War I & Berks exhibit, located in the Berks History Center’s Palmer Gallery, tells how Reading and Berks County responded to the nation’s call to arms through a remarkable eagerness to serve and unwavering patriotism. The exhibit began with the Gallery Opening Reception…

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September 2018

Hidden in Heidelberg: The Society, its buildings, and the American Flag

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

Preview two sites on this year's 4 Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour and learn about the Heidelberg Heritage Society in a presentation by Judith Kraines, Chairman of the Board of the Heidelberg Heritage Society. Added attraction: a brief history of the American flag. 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…

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Berks County Breweries

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discover Berks County’s Hidden Brewery History with a Craft Beer Tasting and presentations at Golden Avalanche, Saucony Creek Brewing Company, Schaylor Brewing Company and Oakbrook Brewing Co. $90 Members/$100 Non-Members Bus departs the Shillington Shopping Center parking lot BEHIND the Driver’s License Center is located at 10 am and will return at 5 pm. Transportation provided by Elite Coach (price does not include bus driver tip). Click here for more information or to register contact Vicky Heffner, Education Curator, at 610.375.4375…

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A Stroll Through History

September 15 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Dig up the past with guided walking tours of Charles Evans Cemetery and enjoy history presentations led by Civil War enthusiast, Mark Pflum. Click here for more information. Walking tours run at 12:30PM & 2:30PM. Pre-payment and reservations required. Call 610-375-4375 to register. $5.00 for members of the Berks History Center or the PA Civil War Roundtable $8.00 for non-members

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Oley Valley Barn Tour

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discover Hidden Barn Treasures in Historic Oley Valley with barn and house historian Greg Huber. Not only will Greg Huber enlighten us with his wealth of knowledge about barns while traveling throughout the Oley Valley but we will also tour the interior of several of the barns as well. Architectural features, building methods and materials utilized will explain the transition from European building styles over hundreds of year to that of early North American Barns to Ground, Sweitzer and Standard…

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October 2018

Homeschool Day

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Learn & play at the BHC museum with special guided tours & hands-on student activities. Reservations Required. Call 610-375-4375. Admission: $10 for parent and student with additional students costing $3.00 per child.

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Four Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour

October 6 @ 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. Join us on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9AM-4PM for the 4 Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour. Discover Berks County’s rich historical and cultural heritage first-hand on a self-guided historic property tour, celebrating 4 centuries of architectural history in Berks County. This year’s tour will explore the architectural treasures of Heidelberg Townships and Charming Forge Village. All proceeds will help support…

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Dieffenbach Organ Concert

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Enjoy the sounds of Berks County's history with a rare Dieffenbach organ concert and presentation by descendent, Adam Dieffenbach. Performances at 2:00PM & 3:30PM. Free Admission. Please RSVP to reserve your seat. Call 610-375-4375.  

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A Ghost Walk Through History with Charlie Adams

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Discover the thrills of local history on a haunted guided walking tour of the Centre Park Historic District. $5 members/$8 non-members. Includes historic house tours. Pre-payment and reservations required. Call 610-375-4375.

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Good Morning Thun, Good Morning Janssen

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Uncover the extraordinary partnership between two of Berks County’s industrial titans with a presentation and book signing by historian and author, Barry Kauffman.   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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