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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 we will explore the architectural treasures of Heidelberg Townships including South Mountain Resort area, Robesonia Furnace Historic District, and Charming…

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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
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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From the Frontlines: Diary of a WWI Soldier – Part I

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Experience the challenges and triumphs of the Great War through the eyes of a WWI soldier with presentation by William Richardson as he reads and interprets his father’s WWI diaries. Presenter William F. Richardson is the son of William Emanuel Richardson, who served in the Great War. Richardson will read and interpret his father's journal entries in a dramatic presentation that demonstrates the realities of the WWI experience. Richardson is a Berks County native and now lives in Golden, CO.…

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From the Frontlines: Diary of a WWI Soldier – Part II

November 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Experience the challenges and triumphs of the Great War through the eyes of a WWI soldier with presentation by William Richardson as he reads and interprets his father’s WWI diaries. Presenter William F. Richardson is the son of William Emanuel Richardson, who served in the Great War. Richardson will read and interpret his father's journal entries in a dramatic presentation that demonstrates the realities of the WWI experience. Richardson is a Berks County native and now lives in Golden, CO.…

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