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November 2018

Reading Choral Society’s WWI & Berks Concert

November 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Step back in time and enjoy music that was popular in 1918 during the era of the Great War. The concert will pay homage to Reading’s Liberty Chorus, which was founded in 1918, and will feature music that was popular during the era of the Great War. Tickets for Reading Choral Society’s World War I & Berks Concert are $5.00 for member and veterans and $8.00 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 610-375-4375 to purchase tickets.

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December 2018

Museum Open House & Holiday Boutique

December 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

#ShopLocal at the Museum Open House & Holiday Boutique from 11AM-5PM. Vendors include an exclusive selection of local artisans and craftspeople: Judy's Pressed Flowers Macungie Mountain Herb Farm Inspiration Beads Simply Crafts & Candy ZM Woodworking FiddlyDigits Not your grandmother's tea towels Susie's Crafts Made for you by Stephanie Mountain Spinning & Knitting Nelly's Artistic Creations Busy Bee Wreath Designs Faye & Co The BHC Museum will be open for self-guided tours. Also, the BHC Museum Store is full of one…

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January 2019

New Members, New Year Holiday Happy Hour

January 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Not just for new members! New, rejoining and long-time members are invited to celebrate the season with a members-only cocktail hour and behind the scenes tour of the BHC museum. A free benefit of membership to the BHC. RSVP Required. Call 610-375-4375

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April 2019

4th Annual Berks History Conference

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join us for our 4th annual history gathering featuring 4 informative lectures on Berks County’s Civil War history.   Conference Topics Include: Three Cheers and a Ringgold Tiger! The Story of the First of the First Defenders: Mark Pflum All Manner of Petty Annoyances: Executing Federal Civil War drafts in Berks County: John M. Lawlor, Jr. Rare Images of Antietam: And the Photographers Who Took Them: Stephen Recker The Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad and the First Defenders: Scott Mingus Lunch will be…

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Cherokee Wheel Basket Workshop

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

Learn to weave a unique, Cherokee-inspired storage basket decorated with colorful reed “wheels” with Education Curator, Vicky Heffner. Materials and instruction included. $45 members/$55 non-members. Call 610-373-4375 to register.

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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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