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November 2017

World War I & Berks Project & Temporary Exhibit

November 10, 2017 - November 10, 2018
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

  The World War I & Berks project is a year-long commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of World War I that examines Berks County’s contributions to the Great War and the effects the war had on our local community. The World War I & Berks exhibit, located in the Berks History Center’s Palmer Gallery, tells how Reading and Berks County responded to the nation’s call to arms through a remarkable eagerness to serve and unwavering patriotism. The exhibit began with the Gallery Opening Reception…

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September 2018

A Stroll Through History

September 15 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Dig up the past with guided walking tours of Charles Evans Cemetery and enjoy history presentations led by Civil War enthusiast, Mark Pflum. Click here for more information. Walking tours run at 12:30PM & 2:30PM. Pre-payment and reservations required. Call 610-375-4375 to register. $5.00 for members of the Berks History Center or the PA Civil War Roundtable $8.00 for non-members

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October 2018

Homeschool Day

October 2 @ 10:00 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. Call 610-375-4375. Admission: $10 for parent and student with additional students costing $3.00 per child.

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Four Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour

October 6 @ 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. Join us on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9AM-4PM for the 4 Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour. Discover Berks County’s rich historical and cultural heritage first-hand on a self-guided historic property tour, celebrating 4 centuries of architectural history in Berks County. This year’s tour will explore the architectural treasures of Heidelberg Townships and Charming Forge Village. All proceeds will help support…

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Dieffenbach Organ Concert

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Enjoy the sounds of Berks County's history with a rare Dieffenbach organ concert and presentation by descendent, Adam Dieffenbach. Performances at 2:00PM & 3:30PM. Free Admission. Please RSVP to reserve your seat. Call 610-375-4375.  

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A Ghost Walk Through History with Charlie Adams

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Discover the thrills of local history on a haunted guided walking tour of the Centre Park Historic District. $5 members/$8 non-members. Includes historic house tours. Pre-payment and reservations required. Call 610-375-4375.

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Feather Tree Workshop

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Learn to craft your own Christmas tree with Berks County Guild of Craftsman member, Pat Oxenford. Feather trees were first made in Germany in the 1880s using green-dyed goose feathers. $85 members/$95 non-members

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Basket Workshop

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Learn to weave a unique, twill-accented round basket with Education Curator, Vicky Heffner. Materials and instruction included. $45 members/$55 non-members. Registration Required. Call 610-375-4375 to register.

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November 2018

A Hike Through History

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Uncover the secrets of Mt. Penn with a guided hiking tour led by Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club member, Paul Schumann and Pagoda Skyline historian, Corrie Crupi. Visit the Pagoda, Peace Rock and more! Two hiking times available: 1:00PM & 4:00PM. Pre-payment, hiking experience and reservations required. $5.00 for members of the Berks History Center or the Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club $8.00 for non-members

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100th Anniversary of Armistice

November 10 - November 11
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

As part of the County-Wide Celebration of the 100 Year Anniversary of Armistice Day, Berks History Center will host a day of programs, marking the finale of BHC's year-long WWI & Berks commemoration project. Schedule of Events 10AM-11:30AM - From the Frontlines: Diary of a WWI Soldier - Part I Open to the Public. Second Saturday Admission. $5 Members, $8 Non-Members, Gold Card Members Free 12:30PM-2:00PM - From the Frontlines: Diary of a WWI Soldier - Part II Open to the…

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