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April 2019

Stroll Through History

April 27 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Dig up the past with guided walking tours of Aulenbach’s Cemetery and enjoy history presentations by Civil War enthusiast, Mark Pflum. Two tour times are available: 12:30PM & 2:30PM. Pre-payment and reservations required. Call 610-375-4375 $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members

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May 2019

Hike Through History

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover the secrets of Rose Creek Valley with a guided hiking tour led by Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club member, Paul Schumann, and Reading historians, Corrie Crupi and Paul Druzba. Visit Mineral Spring Park, Pendora, Engleman's and more! Pre-payment and reservations required. Call 610-375-4375. $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members

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June 2019

Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annual Reception

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join us as we 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 Induction Ceremony of the 2019 members of the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Admission: $7.00 Adults, $5.00 Seniors, Free for BHC Members & Inductees of the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Muscial performances by the Holt Twins and Keith Scharlach, aka Mr. Nice…

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Junior Historian Camp

June 18 @ 10:00 am - June 20 @ 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join the Berks History Center as it celebrates its 150th Anniversary with hands-on activities for kids ages 7-17. Camp is run June 18-20, 10 am to 3 pm, in the BHC’s Classroom at 940 Center Avenue, Reading, PA. Cost is $50 and campers are asked to bring a packed lunch. For more information please call 610.375.4375 or email education@berkshistory.org. Click here for more information or call 610-375-4375 for more information.

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Berks Country Fest Storytellers Concert

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Berks Country Fest Storytellers Session: The Magic & Myth of The American Singing Cowboy Featuring the Hex Highway Rangers & Ernie Sites at the Berks History Center 125 seat auditorium Address: 940 Centre Ave, Reading, PA 19601 Phone: (610) 375-4375 Tickets: general admission, 125 seats while supply lasts, $15.00 each Tickets on sale at the door while they last, or in advance at Reading Eagle, 345 Penn Street, Reading, PA Doors open at 6:30pm Show begins at 7pm 7 to 7:45pm:…

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BHC Annual Meeting & Potluck Dinner

June 27 @ 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 update and progress report followed by a potluck dinner. Please RSVP. Call 610-375-4375

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Bloody Spring, Degler Chest, & the Hochstetler Massacres – Part II

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Learn about the attacks on Berks County settlers during the French and Indian War, including the tragic irony of murder and abduction of Amish, Brethren and Mennonite families along the Blue Mountain, and the prominent role of Conrad Weiser in the conflict. Presented by Barry Miller & Brian Engelhardt. No Tickets Required. Pay at the door. $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members. Off street parking available at 160 Spring Street, Reading. All programs subject to change. Berks History…

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July 2019

Hiwwe wie Driwwe – Friday Night Film Screening

July 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Friday Night is Movie Night at the BHC! Hiwwe wie Driwwe accompanies Douglas Madenford on a search for the roots of PA Dutch through his American homeland and through the Palatinate. On this trip he meets a cook in America who prepares pig stomach and an instructor who teaches PA-Dutch. In Germany he meets the linguist Dr. Michael Werner, who has been working intensively with PA-Dutch for many years, and Christian “Chako” Habekost, who is a Palatine comedian and also…

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Charter Day Jubilee

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

BHC’s 150th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration! Party like it’s 1869 and enjoy an evening of enchantment and entertainment with BHC’s special “museum theatre” featuring historical characters and storytellers throughout the museum. Berks historical figures such as Widow Finney, Rhea Duryea, and George Durell will come alive and share their Berks history in the 13 galleries and exhibits of the BHC museum. Also, enjoy the GRAND OPENING of the 150 Objects of Berks History exhibit. Participants will also enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a…

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Stonewall: 50 Years & Beyond

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Gay Liberation Front march on Times Square in New York, N.Y., 1969. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with a special evening reception and history program with Reading Pride at the BHC museum. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with Reading Pride Celebration & Berks History Center! Enjoy a special evening reception and history program at the BHC museum. “I know where we’re going, cause I know where I’ve been” Remarks by Donald Maher, a Berks…

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