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October 2019

Hidden Treasures of the Oley Valley

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore the historic Reiff Farm and the newly renovated Hartman Farm on a special property tour, including a visit to Berks County's oldest tree, the Sacred Oak Rain or shine. A tasting of local Berks County foods will be provided including products from: Appeeling Fruit Berks Products Packing Company Inc. Dieffenbach's Potato Chips  Reppert's Candy  Sunnyside Baker Unique Pretzels Valley Milkhouse Cheese Berks Bakers Collective Hayride will be available, weather permitting. Tickets: $15/person. Children 10 and under free. Advance Purchase Required.…

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Berks History Halloween

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join us for a FREE Halloween Trick-or-Treat Open House at the Berks History Center Museum. Trick-or-Treat through the galleries and exhibits, play in the Hands on History Room, and meet historical characters from the past! Spooky or historic costumes are encouraged! Free to the public. 

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November 2019

Cherokee Comb Basket Workshop

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

Learn to weave a Cherokee-inspired wall-hanging basket using many colored reeds with Education Curator, Vicky Heffner. Materials and instruction included. Registration Required. $45 members/$55 non-members. Call 610-375-4375 to register.

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Stroll Through History

November 2 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Visit the longtime residents of Charles Evans Cemetery who were involved with the Schuylkill Navigation System as well as the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad with historian, Mark Pflum. There will be tour available. Tours scheduled at 12:30pm AND 2:30pm. Pre-Payment Required. $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members. Call 610-375-4375 to register.

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Hike Through History

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

While this destination lacks a boardwalk, Wildwood is Reading’s little-known history secret! Explore Reading’s Wildwood on a guided hiking tour led by Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club member, Paul Schumann, and Reading historian and BHC Trustee, Corrie Crupi-Zana. Pre-Payment Required. $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members. Call 610-375-4375 to register

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It’s a Gift! Open House

November 7 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
It’s A Gift!, 720 Penn Ave
West Reading, PA

Shop local , save, and support the Berks History Center’s 150th Anniversary during a casual open house at It’s a Gift! Shoppers will receive 20% off their total purchase and 20% will support the BHC. Refreshments provided. Please RSVP. Call 610-375-4375.

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December 2019

Museum Open House & Holiday Boutique

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Shop for hand-crafted holiday gifts and tour the museum during the Centre Park Christmas House Tour. Visit centreparkhistoricdistrict.org for house tour information. Tickets not required to visit the museum; Free admission to general public.  

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Incorporation Day: BHC’s Birthday Bash

December 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Commemorate the BHC’s incorporation date with a good old fashioned birthday party for longtime friends and supporters of the BHC. Refreshments and happy hour drinks provided. Free Admission.  Please RVSP. Call 610-375-4375.  

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The Place I Call Home

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Explore the rustic scenery, culture and folkloric traditions of Albany Township and Berks through an artistic and musical journey presented by artist, Jon Bon and musician/producer, Dave Kline. Come and enjoy another of Dave Kline's highly-popular Storyteller Session evenings at Berks History Center on December 19, 7 to 8:30 pm.  This show is entitled “The Place I Call Home”.   Kempton artist Jon Bond and musician/producer Dave Kline will present “The Place I Call Home,” a collaboration featuring original works of art and…

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