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March 2020

Votes for Women: Berks Suffrage 2020 Centennial Kick-Off Event

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kick off the Berks Suffrage 2020 Centennial with women’s historian, Hallie Vaughan, who will portray the influential suffragist, Alice Paul and share the history of the women’s suffrage movement. Following the program, enjoy a theatrical performance of “System Shakers and Barrier Breakers: The Suffragists,” written and performed by Berks County women. Tickets: $5 members, $8 non-members All tickets are general admission. Seating is first come, first serve. Doors open at 9am. Call 610-375-4375 to register or purchase $8 tickets online.…

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April 2020

Binsa Graw Egg Workshop

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Learn how PA Germans once used the “pith” of binsa graws (meadow rush) to decorate eggs at Easter time. Includes instruction and materials. $20 Members/$25 Non-Members. Registration Required. Contact Vicky Heffner at 610-375-4375 to register. 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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5th Annual Berks History Conference

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join us for our 5th annual history gathering featuring informative lectures on women’s history and the suffrage movement in Berks County. Lunch provided. Call for prices and brochure. More information TBA. 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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Ride the Rails of the Allentown and Auburn Railroad

April 25 - April 26
Allentown and Auburn Railroad, 232 Railroad St,
Kutztown,, PA 19530
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Two tenative train ride dates scheduled for April 25 & 26. More information TBA.

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CANCELLED: Walpurgisnacht: “May Eve” A Cross-Quarter Day

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This event has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. It may be rescheduled in the future. Join Charlie Adams for a twilight visit to Witchcraft Road and “Witches Hill” and uncover how this folkloric tradition migrated from the dark mountains of Europe to the hills of Pennsylvania. This driving tour takes place in Virginville. Pre-purchase Required. $20 Members/ $25 Non-Members. Call 610-375-4375 to register. Meeting locations will be given upon purchase.

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May 2020

Krista’s Oval Basket Workshop

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Learn how to weave a unique basket with a handmade handle with Education Curator, Vicky Heffner. Materials included. $45 Members/$55 Non-Members. Call Vicky Heffner at 610-375-4375 to register. 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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Hike Through History

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore Reading’s other famous resort mountain, Neversink, on a guided hiking tour led by Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club member, Paul Schumann, and author, Paul Druzba. $5 members/$8 non-members. Pre-purchase Required. Call 610-375-4375 to register.

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Homeschool Day

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Learn & play at the BHC museum with special guided tours & hands-on student activities. Reservations Required. Tour begins at 11am. Call 610-375-4375. Admission: $10 for parent and student with additional students costing $3.00 per child. Call Education Curator, Vicky Heffner to reserve your space. Call 610-375-4375

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June 2020

Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annual Reception

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Celebrate the newest members of the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with our annual meet & greet reception. Enjoy refreshments, entertainment and the Official 2020 Induction Ceremony. $5 General Admission

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Junior Historian Camp

June 16 @ 10:00 am - June 18 @ 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Step back in time with hands-on learning and fun at the BHC museum. $50 Campers/$35 1776 Club Members

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