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June 2019

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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September 2019

Ugly Mug Party at Oakbrook Brewing Company

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
oakbrook brewing company, 628 Park Ave
Reading, PA 19611

History isn't perfect and neither are these mugs! Help us turn our printing blunder into a celebration. Join us for the official release party of Antiquity 150, Berks History Center's Special 150th Anniversary Beer brewed by Oakbrook Brewing Company, and receive a free 150th Anniversary "Ugly Mug" at the door. 18.oz Pours for $5.50 This Night Only! Family Friendly Event. History Games and Contests for Kids and Adults Alike! Oakbrook Brewing Company 628 Park Ave, Reading, PA 19611

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October 2019

Homeschool Day

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 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. Tour begins at 11am. Call 610-375-4375. Admission: $10 for parent and student with additional students costing $3.00 per child. Call Education Curator, Vicky Heffner to reserve your space. Call 610-375-4375.

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4 Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour

October 12 @ 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. This year we will be exploring the architectural treasures of the borough of Wyomissing. All proceeds will help support educational programs at the Berks History Center Tickets: $35.00 per person (The tour is limited to age 12 and older) Online Tickets Now Available! Other advance ticket sale locations: Berks History Center (610.375.4375)  940 Centre Ave. Reading Weaver’s Orchard (610.856.7300) 40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown Riverview…

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SOLD OUT: Ghost Tour of Mt. Penn

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

***THIS TOUR IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT*** Join local historian, Corrie Crupi-Zana, on a ghostly bus tour of one of the spookiest areas in the county, Spook Lane. Pre-Payment Required. Call 610-375-4375 to register. Space limited. $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members. (Price does not include bus driver tip)

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