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June 2017

Berks Country Fest Storyteller Travis Wetzel: The History & Importance of Fiddle Tunes During the American Civil War Era

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Mad Fiddler, Travis Wetzel, will be coming from his home near Nashville to present a fascinating, one-man musical history show called The History and Importance of Fiddle Tunes During the American Civil War Era. During the American Civil War era, music of all kinds played an important role to calm nerves, motivate, embolden and rally troops and entertain civilians who were coping with the reality of the terrible conflict.  Each side had its favorite songs and music, and folk…

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Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Gallery Reception

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Celebrate the newest members of the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with friends, family, and refreshments. Only at the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame exhibit at the Berks History Center! Part of Berks History Center's Take It Back Tuesdays, held every Tuesday evening in the month of June! Regular Museum Admission: $7.00 Adults, $5.00 Seniors, $4.00 Children, Members & BCRRHOF Inductees Free Click here for more information about the Berks County Rock & Roll…

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Carsonia Park with Paul Druzba

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Discover Carsonia Park with Paul Druzba! Mr. Druzba will share the fascinating history behind this long gone Berks County treasure with a presentation, book signing and carnivale themed cultural event. Celebrate Berks County's unique culture on Take It Back Tuesdays, every Tuesday evening in June!

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July 2017

Animal Rescue League’s 65th Anniversary Celebration

July 7 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Join us for an evening reception celebrating the founding of the ARL with Berks History Center’s Museum Collection including items belonging to ARL’s founder, Mary Archer. Refreshments provided. Free Admission.

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Reading’s 4th of July with the Vanderslice Family

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Celebrate our Nation’s Independence as it occurred in downtown Reading in 1176 with a reenactment of the ringing of the actual courthouse bell by the decedents of Henry Vanderslice. Admission: $5 non-members/ free for members

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Salsa Dancing in Reading: Past & Present

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Join us for a unique afternoon program with the Reading Public Library led by local dancer and dance instructor Daniel Equsquiza as well as Double Tree General Manager, Craig Poole. Uncover Reading’s dance history and discover the new “community engagement through the arts” movement that has led to a local renaissance of dance and music centered around Latino culture, including Egusquiza’s upcoming presentation “Rosa Dances with Wolves,” which will be first presented at the Library Steps on July 29 at 12…

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August 2017

Magical History Tour: Part 5

August 19 @ 2:30 pm - 10:00 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: Hours of Flower Power.  This is THE event of the season! Berks History Center presents CHAPTER FIVE 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 include Hot Ice,…

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Harvest Basket Workshop

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Learn how to weave a seasonal harvest basket with Education Curator, Vicky Heffner. $45 for members, $55 non-members Materials included in cost. Registration Required. Call 610-375-4375 to reserve your space.

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October 2017

Four Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    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) More information TBA

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