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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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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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