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June 2018

DUMBO with Charlie Adams

June 16, 2018

Explore one of NYC’s oldest neighborhoods with a visit to the Brooklyn Historical Society. $100 members/ $110 non-members More information TBA. Contact Vicky Heffner, Education Curator, at 610.375.4375 or education@berkshistory.org.

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September 2018

Berks County Breweries

September 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discover Berks County’s Hidden Brewery History with a Craft Beer Tasting and presentations at Golden Avalanche, Saucony Creek Brewing Company, Schaylor Brewing Company and Oakbrook Brewing Co. $90 Members/$100 Non-Members Bus departs the Shillington Shopping Center parking lot BEHIND the Driver’s License Center is located at 10 am and will return at 5 pm. Transportation provided by Elite Coach (price does not include bus driver tip). Click here for more information or to register contact Vicky Heffner, Education Curator, at 610.375.4375…

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Oley Valley Barn Tour

September 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discover Hidden Barn Treasures in Historic Oley Valley with barn and house historian Greg Huber. Not only will Greg Huber enlighten us with his wealth of knowledge about barns while traveling throughout the Oley Valley but we will also tour the interior of several of the barns as well. Architectural features, building methods and materials utilized will explain the transition from European building styles over hundreds of year to that of early North American Barns to Ground, Sweitzer and Standard…

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December 2018

Christmas at the Biltmore House

December 3, 2018 - December 8, 2018

Celebrate Christmas in North Carolina at the Biltmore House featuring a candlelight Christmas tour. $900 Double Occupancy/$1100 Single Occupancy Click here for more information. Contact Vicky Heffner, Education Curator, at 610.375.4375 or education@berkshistory.org.  

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Holiday House Tour of Historic Homes of Suburban Philadelphia Tour

December 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Celebrate the season with a romantic holiday tour of Suburban Philadelphia’s historic mansions and estates including Andalusia, Graeme Park, Historic Hope Lodge, and a lunch buffet at the historic King George II Inn, America’s oldest operating inn established in 1681. $110 members/ $120 non-members Bus departs the Shillington Shopping Center parking lot BEHIND the Driver’s License Center is located at 7 am and will return at 5 pm. Transportation provided by Elite Coach (price does not include bus driver tip).…

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January 2019

SWEAT at the People’s Light

January 27

  SWEAT returns to the area this winter season at People’s Light in Malvern, PA. It is the Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama (2017), written by American playwright Lynn Nottage. The play is centered on the working class of Reading and is an incisive examination of deindustrialized America. $85 Members/$95 Non-Members Cost includes coach transportation, admission to the show, and a 30 minute private meet and greet discussion with the cast of SWEAT following the show. The bus will then…

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February 2019

Sweethearts’ Brewery Tour Along the Schuylkill

February 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discover Berks County’s hidden brewery history with craft beer tastings and guided brewery tours at Root Down, Crowded Castle, Sly Fox, and Hidden River Brewing Companies. Join us as we celebrate love of beer with friends and family! $75 Members/$85 Non-Members Bus departs the Shillington Shopping Center BEHIND the PA Driver’s License Photo Center at 11 am and will return at approximately 5:30 pm. Click here for more information. Contact Vicky Heffner at 610.375.4375 or education@berkshistory.org to register.

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April 2019

THE CROWN at Winterthur

April 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Explore the dramatized history and costume design of Emmy-winning Netlflix series, The Crown, in the “Costuming THE CROWN” exhibit along with a special tour of the House Museum and a narrated tram ride of the gardens at Winterthur. Bus departs the Shillington Shopping Center BEHIND the PA Driver’s License Photo Center at 8:00 am and will return at approximately 5:30 pm. Click here for more information. Contact Vicky Heffner at 610.375.4375 or education@berkshistory.org to register.

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June 2019

Charlie, DC and Catacombs, Oh My!

June 1

Join Charlie Adams on a visit to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land and enjoy free time at the National Mall in Washington, DC. $95 Members/$105 Non-Members Click here for more information. Contact Vicky Heffner at 610.375.4375 or education@berkshistory.org to register.

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Hot Air Balloon Festival in Vermont

June 13 - June 16

Explore the beautiful Green Mountains and visit the Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival, Woodstock, Shelbourne Museum, Vermont Teddy Bear Company, and learn how to make maple syrup at Sugarbush Farms. This trip is being run in cooperation with White Star Tours and includes lodging, breakfasts, and dinners. Price of the trip does not include bus driver tip. Bus departs the Fecerra’s parking lot, located at 4701 Penn Avenue (Route 422) in Sinking Spring. $675 Double/$800 Single Click here for more…

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