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April 2020

CANCELED: Berks History Express: History & Wine on the Allentown & Auburn Railroad

April 25 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm
Allentown and Auburn Railroad, 232 Railroad St,
Kutztown,, PA 19530

To ensure the safety of our community this event has been canceled. We plan to reschedule this train excursion in spring 2021. If you purchased tickets to this event you are entitled to a full refund and will receive an email about the refund process. If you have any questions, please contact Vicky Heffner at education@berkshistory.org All Aboard the Berks History Express! Ride the Rails of History with the Berks History Center on the Allentown & Auburn Roadroad. Enjoy wine tastings…

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

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

This event has been canceled 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

CANCELED: Krista’s Oval Basket Workshop

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

To ensure the safety of our community this event has been canceled. We plan to reschedule this workshop in spring 2021. If you registered for this event you are entitled to a full refund and will be contacted directly. If you have any questions, please contact Vicky Heffner at education@berkshistory.org 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…

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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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Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the Reading Fightin Phils

June 13 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
First Energy Stadium, 1900 Centre Ave
Reading, PA 19601
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Join us for a special Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony featuring the R-Phils Mascot Band during Star Wars Night at the Reading Fightin Phils! Also enjoy Carpenter MEGA Blast Fireworks, a "Star Wars" Tribute with character appearances, "Star Wars" Jerseys auctions and raffles, a pre-game concert by the Mascot Band.

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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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BHC Annual Meeting & Potluck Dinner

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Members Only. Please join us for BHC’s annual meeting and progress report followed by a potluck dinner. Please RSVP. Call 610-375-4375.

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October 2020

4 Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour

October 10 @ 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 with its 14th annual 4 Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour. The location of the 2020 4 Centuries Tour is TBA. Tickets: $35.00 per person (The tour is limited to age 12 and older) - Available in Summer 2020 PLEASE NOTE: This tour is moderately accessible. Not all properties on the tour are handicap accessible and there may be some walking involved to get…

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