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June 2015

Junior Historian Camp

June 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - June 18, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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The Berks History Center’s Junior Historian Camp is held the last two weeks in June, Tuesday-Thursday,10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Cost for this camp is $50. Members of the 1776 Club (Berks History Center’s junior historian club) pay only $35. To register your child for either the Junior Historian Camp and/or the 1776 Club, contact Vicky Heffner, Education Curator, at education@berkshistory.org or 610.375.4375.

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Junior Historian Camp

June 23, 2015 @ 10:00 am - June 25, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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The Berks History Center’s Junior Historian Camp is held the last two weeks in June, Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Cost for this camp is $50. Members of the 1776 Club (Berks History Center’s junior historian club) pay only $35. To register your child for either the Junior Historian Camp and/or the 1776 Club, contact Vicky Heffner, Education Curator, at education@berkshistory.org or 610.375.4375.

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October 2015

4 Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour

October 3, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This year’s tour explores the architectural treasures of Spring and Lower Heidelberg townships. The Historical Society of Berks County DBA 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) Advance ticket sales are now available at the following locations: Berks History Center, 940 Centre Ave., Reading,…

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April 2016

Henry Janssen Library Closed

April 23, 2016
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States

The Henry Janssen Library, and ONLY the Library, will be closed on April 23rd, so staff and volunteers can assist with the conference.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

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Berks History Conference

April 23, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Click here for the Conference Brochure & Pricing

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May 2016

Pendora: Forgotten Trolley Park of Reading

May 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Reading native, historian, and author, Paul A. Druzba, revisits his childhood and the glory days of Pendora Park. Program and book signing.   *Second Saturday Program $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members *Off street parking available at the Henry Janssen Library *All programs subject to change.   *New hours: Museum 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM Tuesday- Friday; 9:00 AM- 3:00PM Saturdays Library 8:00 Am- 5:00 PM Wednesday- Friday; 8:00 AM- 4:00pm Saturdays   Berks History Center is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical &…

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Berks History Center and Henry Janssen Library Closed

May 29, 2016
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Happy Memorial Day! The museum will reopen on Tuesday, May 31 2016. The library will reopen on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

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June 2016

History of Fire Fighting in Reading and Berks County

June 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Former Reading fire chief, Bill Rehr, will narrate the history and evolution of fire departments since the community’s founding in 1748 through the beginning of the 21st century.   *Second Saturday Program $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members *Off street parking available at the Henry Janssen Library *All programs subject to change.   *New hours: Museum 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM Tuesday- Friday; 9:00 AM- 3:00PM Saturdays Library 8:00 Am- 5:00 PM Wednesday- Friday; 8:00 AM- 4:00pm Saturdays   Berks History Center is…

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July 2016

Berks History Center & Henry Janssen Library Closed

July 2, 2016
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Happy Independence Day! The Museum will reopen on Tuesday July 5, 2016. The Library will reopen on Wednesday July 6, 2016.

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August 2016

Magical History Tour – Part 4: The Rock and Roll Circus Continues, Greatest Show on Earth!

August 20, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Evergreen Club, 415 Harz Road
Fleetwood, 19522
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  Step right up! Join us for a rockin’ good time at the Magical History Tour: A Musical and Cultural Happening.  This is THE event of the season! Berks History Center presents CHAPTER FOUR 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…

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