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September 2017

CANCELLED – Confederation of Union Generals

September 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

This program has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

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October 2017

Conrad Weiser & the Path to Terrorism in Berks County

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Was Conrad Weiser a friend or foe to the Lenape natives? His is a remarkable story of a talented, energetic and courageous German immigrant serving his community, the Province of Pennsylvania and the Six Nations of the Iroquois -- at the expense of the Lenape -- in the middle of territorial clashes and cultural differences. Explore this compelling question in a presentation by Historian Barry Miller as he examines Weiser’s role in the complex contest for land and the cultural dominance…

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November 2017

Dieffenbach Organ Concert

November 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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. $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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December 2017

Belsnickel at BHC

December 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Meet Belsnickel, the mysterious PA German Christmas character, in a lively presentation and performance by Patrick Donmoyer. $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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January 2018

Posts from the Past: “Instagram of the 19th Century” with Paul Druzba

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

Join local historian Paul Druzba for a look at how postcards have evolved since first being introduced in the late 19th century including nostalgic scenes of early Berks County. $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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February 2018

The Ground Swallowed Them Up

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

Graphic: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "The Road to Liberty. A station on the Underground Railroad. Explore the secretive Underground Railroad in the Susquehanna River region with a presentation by local historian and author Scott Mingus, Sr. 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…

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March 2018

Hello Girls: America’s 1st Female Soldiers

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

Discover the controversy behind the army’s forgotten WWI servicewomen with Women’s History enthusiast Hallie Vaughan.  Sponsored by the Berks County Commission for Women. 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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April 2018

Berks Brewery and Breweriana Fest

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

  Immerse yourself in Berks County’s legendary beer brewing history with a presentation led by Breweriana Aficionado, Chad Campbell, followed by a breweriana collector’s display. Beer tasting hosted by Oakbrook Brewing Company. Food available for purchase. Commemorative beer tasting cup included in ticket cost. Tickets Required. $12.00 Members, $15.00 Non-Members.   Members please call 610-375-4375. ONLINE TICKETS FOR NON-MEMBERS ONLY! If you are a member of the Berks History Center DO NOT REGISTER ONLINE. If you are member and would like…

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May 2018

Sugar & Spice & a Pinch of History

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Indulge your senses and explore the medicinal and culinary uses of herbs dating back to the 1700’s with Grace Kline, a member of the PA Herb Society and Founder of the Muhlenberg Garden Club. 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…

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June 2018

Uncovering the Truth: Part II

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

We are sorry to report that this program has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are sure a number of our regular attendees are dissapointed. However, there are many more events scheduled this month at BHC. Hope to see you there!

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