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April 2016

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

Berks History Center and Henry Janssen Library Closed

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

Berks History Center & Henry Janssen Library Closed

July 2, 2016
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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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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February 2017

HJL Book Club – River of Doubt

February 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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  The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard   The HJL Book Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of February, April, June, August and October.  Discussion Starts at 5:30 Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund You do not need to be a member of the Berks History Center to join the discussion. Kim and Lisa provide beverages.  We kindly ask that you bring a brown bag dinner. If you have any book ideas, please email…

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April 2017

HJL Book Club – The Wright Brothers

April 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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  The Wright Brothers by David McCullough The HJL Book Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of February, April, June, August and October.  Discussion Starts at 5:30 Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund You do not need to be a member of the Berks History Center to join the discussion. Kim and Lisa provide beverages.  We kindly ask that you bring a brown bag dinner. If you have any book ideas, please email them to Kim at KRichards@berkshistory.org If…

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2nd Annual Berks History Conference

April 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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    Join us for our 2nd annual gathering of history enthusiasts featuring informative lectures on Berks County history by academics, historians, and conservation experts. Conference Topics Include: The Home of Vagabonds, Poor Sheep, and Miserable Earthly Worms: Religious Pluralism in Colonial Berks County Dr. Karen Guenther 18th Century Tall Case Clocks Gregg Perry Globalization in the 1830s: Moncure Robinson, Michel Chevalier and the Reading Railroad Dr. Darwin H. Stapleton Understanding Your Ancestors' Money Irvin Rathman Lunch will be provided. RSVP…

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June 2017

HJL Book Club

June 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    This month we will be discussing: THE TRAIN TO CRYSTAL CITY: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II By Jan Jarboe Russell   Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund You do not need to be a member of the Berks History Center to join the discussion. We will provide beverages.  We kindly ask that you bring a brown bag dinner.     Click here for more information about the…

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August 2017

HJL Book Club – August 2017

August 16, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Join the Club! Read, learn and discuss fascinating historical books with other #berkshistorybuffs. You don't need to be a member to join the discussion. Please bring a $5 donation and your dinner to enjoy!   In August we will be discussing: The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars by Paul Collins.   Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund You do not need to be a member of the Berks…

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October 2017

American Archives Month

October 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017

Explore the Berks History Center's Research Library Collections on social media throughout the month of October.

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HJL Book Club – October 2017

October 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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  Join the Club! Read, learn and discuss fascinating historical books with other #berkshistorybuffs. You don’t need to be a member to join the discussion. Please bring a $5 donation and your dinner to enjoy!   In October we will be discussing: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, by Erik Larson.  Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund We will provide beverages.  We kindly ask that you bring a brown bag dinner.…

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