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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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October 2018

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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November 2018

100th Anniversary of Armistice

November 10 - November 11
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

As part of the County-Wide Celebration of the 100 Year Anniversary of Armistice Day, Berks History Center will host a day of programs, marking the finale of BHC's year-long WWI & Berks commemoration project. Schedule of Events 10AM-11:30AM - From the Frontlines: Diary of a WWI Soldier - Part I Open to the Public. Second Saturday Admission. $5 Members, $8 Non-Members, Gold Card Members Free 12:30PM-2:00PM - From the Frontlines: Diary of a WWI Soldier - Part II Open to the…

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From the Frontlines: Diary of a WWI Soldier – Part I

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

Experience the challenges and triumphs of the Great War through the eyes of a WWI soldier with presentation by William Richardson as he reads and interprets his father’s WWI diaries. Presenter William F. Richardson is the son of William Emanuel Richardson, who served in the Great War. Richardson will read and interpret his father's journal entries in a dramatic presentation that demonstrates the realities of the WWI experience. Richardson is a Berks County native and now lives in Golden, CO.…

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From the Frontlines: Diary of a WWI Soldier – Part II

November 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Experience the challenges and triumphs of the Great War through the eyes of a WWI soldier with presentation by William Richardson as he reads and interprets his father’s WWI diaries. Presenter William F. Richardson is the son of William Emanuel Richardson, who served in the Great War. Richardson will read and interpret his father's journal entries in a dramatic presentation that demonstrates the realities of the WWI experience. Richardson is a Berks County native and now lives in Golden, CO.…

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