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June 2017

Footprints on the Mountain

June 10, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Descendants of the 88th PA Volunteer Infantry, 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 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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September 2017

Floor Plans with Michelle Lynch

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

Explore the architecture and history of Muhlenberg Township properties with Country Living writer Michelle Lynch. Muhlenberg Township is the location of this year's annual 4 Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour. Get a glimpse of Berks County's Crossroads! $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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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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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