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October 2017

American Archives Month

October 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017

Explore the Berks History Center's Research Library Collections on social media throughout the month of October.

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Four Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour

October 7, 2017 @ 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 Muhleberg Township. Join us on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9AM-4PM for a stroll down memory lane in the Crossroads of the County. 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)   Advance tickets are…

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RESCHEDULED: Berks Brews

October 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR 2018. EXACT DATE TBA. Uncover Berks County’s legendary beer brewing history in a presentation led by Breweriana Aficionado, Chad Campbell. Beer tasting hosted by Oakbrook Brewing Company.      

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Free “ArtWalk” Community Celebration

October 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

 The Berks History Center has partnered with award-winning mural artist Michael Miller, the Wyomissing Area High School, Reading High School, and the Berks Arts Council to design and create a permanent piece of artwork that will be installed on the walkways between the Berks History Center Museum and Research Library buildings. The art installation, or “Art Walk,” will be painted directly on the sidewalk surrounding the Berks History Center using a series of repeating stencil patterns, which were designed and…

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November 2017

Gallery Opening: World War I & Berks

November 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join us as we celebrate a special exhibit commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Great War. Explore Berks County's contributions to World War I and its impact on the citizens of Berks. $7.00 Adults, $5.00 Seniors, Free to BHC Members and ALL VETERANS. Click here for more information about the WWI & Berks project and exhibit.  Curated by Richard Polityka and Dave Unger

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Giving Tuesday Open House

November 28, 2017
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Visitors are invited to enjoy free tours of the museum, children's activities, a new museum scavenger hunt and, #UNselfies with the faces of Berks County's history. The #GivingTuesday museum open house runs from 2PM-7PM or participate all day on social media or by donating online. Click here for more information.

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December 2017

Free Gallery Reception & Holiday Open House

December 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join us at the Berks History Center from 11AM-5PM for a special gallery exhibit of “Ojos: Reading through the Eyes of Youth." The free reception & holiday open house is being held in conjunction with the Centre Park Historic District’s 33rd Annual Christmas House Tour. To take the Holiday House Tour you must purchase tickets from the Centre Park Historic District. Visit http://centreparkhistoricdistrict.org/ for tickets.  However, you won’t have to go on the tour to visit the Berks History Center Museum free of…

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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

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 Brewery and Breweriana Fest

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

  Immerse yourself in Berks County’s legendary beer brewing history with 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. Commemorative beer tasting cup included in ticket cost. Tickets Required. $12.00 Members, $15.00 Non-Members.   Members please call 610-375-4375. ONLINE TICKETS FOR NON-MEMBERS ONLY! If you are a member of the Berks History Center DO NOT REGISTER ONLINE. If you are member and would like…

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3rd Annual Berks History Conference

April 21 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

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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