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March 2020

The Other Mt. Vernon

March 26 @ 7:00 am - 7:30 pm

Built for George Washington’s step-granddaughter, Eleanor “Nelly” Parke Custis, Woodlawn is within view of Mt. Vernon. Nearby is the Pope-Leighey House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Cost includes lunch at the Mt. Vernon Inn Restaurant and admission to the 57th Annual Woodlawn Needlework Show and Sale. Lunch will be a special treat at the Mt. Vernon Inn Restaurant with a choice of Beef Brisket or Turkey with Gravy. The meal includes Spinach and Strawberry Salad, Mashed Potatoes and Dessert. Price…

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May 2020

Pilgrimage to Seneca Falls – Berks Suffrage Centennial 2020

May 15 - May 17

   Travel to the Finger Lakes to tour the Women’s Rights Museum NPS in Seneca Falls where the fight to gain the right to vote began and tour the homes of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Harriet Tubman. The Berks History Center along with the Berks Women’s History Alliance invites you to celebrate the decades-long journey of women demanding and working for the right to vote in a celebratory weekend trip to Seneca Falls, NY. Travel to Harriet Tubman’s home in…

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PA German Tour with Lisa Minardi

May 29 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

   Explore PA German folk art at Trappe’s new Center for PA German Studies and enjoy tours of the Henry Muhlenburg House, Dewees Tavern, Speaker’s House, and Daniel Hiester House. Includes lunch at Grace’s Café. Join us for a day-long immersion in Pennsylvania German art and culture, beginning with a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Center for Pennsylvania German Studies in Trappe. Located in the historic Dewees Tavern, the Center has five exhibition galleries along with a fraktur/textiles study, research…

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June 2020

Get Looney in Altooney with Charlie Adams

June 20

  Come and experience the Railroader’s Memorial Museum and Horseshoe Curve in Altoona and learn more about the PA Railroad in its glory days. Stop at the Penn State Creamery on the way home. Lunch included. Bus departs the Shillington Shopping Center parking lot BEHIND the PA Driver’s License Photo Center at 7:33 am and will return at approximately 8:01 pm. $125 Members/$135 Non-Members Click here for more information or to register contact Vicky Heffner, Education Curator, at 610.375.4375 or education@berkshistory.org.

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