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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
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  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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March 2018

Easter Basket Workshop

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Start a new Easter tradition! Learn to weave a basket that can be used during the holiday season for years to come. Instruction and materials included. $45.00 members/$55 non-members Registration Required. To register send payment to Vicky Heffner, Education Curator, at 940 Centre Ave. Reading, PA 19601 or call 610-375-4375.

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April 2018

Berks Brewing and Breweriana Fest

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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  Kick off BHC’s spring Foodways celebration with a look at Berks County’s legendary beer brewing history in a presentation led by Breweriana Aficionado, Chad Campbell, followed by a breweriana collector’s display. Beer tasting hosted by Oakbrook Brewing Company. Food available for purchase. $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members. Light Refreshments served at 9:30AM Off street parking available at 160 Spring Street, Reading. All programs subject to change. Berks History Center is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

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3rd Annual Berks History Conference

April 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Berks County’s Foodways Join us for our 3rd annual gathering of history enthusiasts featuring informative lectures on Berks County history by academics and historians. The 2018 Conference will explore the Foodways of Berks County. Conference Topics Include: Cooking in Old Berks: Alan G. Keyser Reviving Local Spirits: Whiskey Distilling in Berks County: Bradley K. Smith The Berks County Radish & Other Tales: Dr. Irwin Richman Threatened with Want in the Midst of Plenty: Dr. Clarissa F. Dillon Lunch will be provided. RSVP by April 17th. To learn more click here for a brochure.

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A Hike Through History

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore the historical treasures of Mt. Penn with a guided hiking tour led by Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club adventurist Paul Schumann and Pagoda-Skyline historian Corrie Crupi. Reservations and hiking experience required. Call 610-375-4375 for reservations and more information.

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June 2018

Berks Country Fest Storytellers

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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      The 2018 installment of Berks Country Fest's popular Storyteller Series continues with “The Waters of Glacier”, a brand new multimedia show of music and film, never before presented to the public, written by Jill Haley when she lived in Glacier National Park, Montana. The music is written for oboe, English horn, piano, and guitar, and she will be accompanied by David Cullen and Sue McDevitt. Throughout the session Jill will share the story of how her inspirations in…

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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. Regular Admission.

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August 2018

Magical History Tour: Part 6

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Evergreen Club, 415 Harz Road
Fleetwood, 19522
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Join us for a rockin’ good time at the Magical History Tour.  This is THE event of the season! Berks History Center presents CHAPTER SIX 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, Clench, and Number Nine.  We strive to bring…

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October 2018

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. All proceeds will help support educational programs at the Berks History Center Tour Location TBA. Tickets on sale August 2018. Tickets: $35.00 per person (The tour is limited to age 12 and older)

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November 2018

100th Anniversary of Armistice

November 10 - November 11
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Save the Date: A County-Wide Celebration

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