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July 2017

Philadelphia & the NEW Museum of the American Revolution

July 1

Enjoy a journey through the remarkable story of America’s founding and gain a deeper understanding of the people, events, and ideals that gave birth to the nation by joining the Berks History Center and visit the NEW Museum of the American Revolution. Mingle among an Oneida council meeting, stand beneath a full-scale reproduction of the Liberty Tree and view General George Washington’s headquarters tent!  Lunch will be at the historic City Tavern Restaurant which was the location of the first…

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Animal Rescue League’s 65th Anniversary Celebration

July 7 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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  Join us for an evening reception celebrating the founding of the Animal Rescue League of Berks County featuring Guest Speaker Ruth Schaffer and Berks History Center’s Museum Collection including items belonging to ARL’s founder, Mary Archer. Refreshments provided. Free Admission. Registration Required. Click here to register. 

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Berks County’s 4th of July with the Vanderslice Family

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Celebrate our Nation’s Independence as it occurred in downtown Reading in 1176 with a reenactment of the ringing of the actual courthouse bell by the decedents of Henry Vanderslice. On July 8, 1776, Reading Sheriff Henry Vanderslice rang the Berks County Court House bell at high noon, calling the people of Reading together to hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence. This was the first announcement to the people of Berks County that the American colonies were separate and independent…

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Salsa Dancing in Reading: Past & Present

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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  Join us for a unique afternoon program with the Reading Public Library led by local dancer and dance instructor Daniel Equsquiza as well as Double Tree General Manager, Craig Poole. Uncover Reading’s dance history and discover the new “community engagement through the arts” movement that has led to a local renaissance of dance and music centered around Latino culture, including Egusquiza’s upcoming presentation “Rosa Dances with Wolves,” which will be first presented at the Library Steps on July 29 at…

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August 2017

HJL Book Club – August 2017

August 16 @ 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 August we will be discussing: The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars by Paul Collins.   Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund You do not need to be a member of the Berks…

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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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