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July 2017

Philadelphia & the NEW Museum of the American Revolution

July 1, 2017

Enjoy a journey through the remarkable story of America’s founding and gain a deeper understanding of the people, events, and ideals that gave birth to the nation by joining the Berks History Center and visit the NEW Museum of the American Revolution. Mingle among an Oneida council meeting, stand beneath a full-scale reproduction of the Liberty Tree and view General George Washington’s headquarters tent!  Lunch will be at the historic City Tavern Restaurant which was the location of the first…

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September 2017

Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect at the Brandywine River Museum

September 12, 2017

Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect will bring together both well-known and rarely seen works created between the mid-1930’s and Wyeth’s death in 2009. This exhibit reveals the subjects that continually inspired Wyeth and the evolution of his imagery. Guided tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio and Kuerner Farm will further examine Wyeth’s unrelenting realism in the context of the 20th century. The Kuerner Farm was often where Wyeth painted, and tour goers will look at how his choice of subjects and…

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December 2017

Southern Hospitality in Savannah. GA & Charleston, SC

December 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 6, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

  Tour Fort Sumter and Magnolia Plantation while exploring the historic cities of the South.   $825 per person (double occupancy)/ $1000 per person (single occupancy) Click here for more information. Contact Vicky Heffner, Education Curator, at 610.375.4375 or education@berkshistory.org to register.

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Holiday House Tour of Historic Homes in Delaware

December 13, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season by visiting several historic homes in Delaware decorated for Christmas! Welcome to the tranquil village of Odessa, although in colonial times it was a busy grain shipping port. Tour beautifully restored 18th and 19th century homes with outstanding examples of household furnishings made by prominent Delaware cabinet makers. The Historic Odessa Foundation’s collection of regional paintings, prints, textiles, silver and pewter is steeped in Delaware history and rich in the finest samples of mid-Atlantic craftsmanship. For…

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January 2018

Poe Cottage & Historic Yonkers with Charlie Adams

January 19

Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe 209th birthday with Charlie Adam and a visit to his home in NYC! Poe’s Cottage was where Edgar lived the last years of his life, from 1846 to 1849. This small wooden farmhouse, built in 1812, once commanded unobstructed vistas over the rolling Bronx hills to the shores of Long Island. This bucolic setting is where the great writer penned many of his most poetic works, including “Annabel Lee” and “The Bells.” On November 28, 1776,…

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May 2018

Along the Susquehanna

May 4

Explore Historic Columbia and Wrightsville with a visit to Wrights Ferry Mansion, The First National Bank Museum, and Burning of the Bridge Diorama. $105 members/$115 non-members Bus departs from the Shillington Shopping Center parking lot BEHIND where the Driver’s License Center is located at 8:30 am, and we will return at approximately 6:00 pm. Transportation is provided by Elite Coach (price does not included bus driver’s tip). Click here for more information. To register contact Vicky Heffner, Education Curator, at…

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June 2018

The Best of Michigan

June 9 - June 14

Travel to Mackinac Island with a visit to “Little Bavaria” and the Henry Ford Museum. $800 Double Occupancy/$975 Single Occupancy Included in this fabulous trip are five nights lodging, five breakfasts, three dinners, and motor coach transportation (minus bus driver tip). Bus departs from the Fecera's parking lot located at 4710 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring) on Route 422 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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DUMBO with Charlie Adams

June 16

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 @ 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 @ 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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