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May 2018

Sugar & Spice & a Pinch of History

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Indulge your senses and explore the medicinal and culinary uses of herbs dating back to the 1700’s with Grace Moll, a member of the PA Herb Society and Founder of the Muhlenberg Garden Club. No Tickets Required. All Second Saturday programs are "pay at the door." $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members. Light Refreshments served at 9:30AM Off street parking available at 160 Spring Street, Reading. All programs subject to change. Berks History Center is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum…

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June 2018

Berks Country Fest Storytellers

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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      The 2018 installment of Berks Country Fest's popular Storyteller Series continues with “The Waters of Glacier”, a brand new multimedia show of music and film, never before presented to the public, written by Jill Haley when she lived in Glacier National Park, Montana. The music is written for oboe, English horn, piano, and guitar, and she will be accompanied by David Cullen and Sue McDevitt. Throughout the session Jill will share the story of how her inspirations in…

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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 Shillington Shopping Center parking lot BEHIND the Driver’s License Center. 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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Uncovering the Truth: Part II

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Explore a brief history of the 88th regiment from Gettysburg to the end of the Civil War with descendants of the 88th Volunteer Infantry, Mike Abouy and John Warren. $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members. Light Refreshments served at 9:30AM Off street parking available at 160 Spring Street, Reading. All programs subject to change. Berks History Center is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

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Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Gallery Reception

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Celebrate the newest members of the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with friends, family, and refreshments. Regular Admission.

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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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HJL Book Club – June 2018

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Join the Club! Read, learn and discuss fascinating historical books with other #berkshistorybuffs. You don’t need to be a member to join the discussion. Please bring a $5 donation and your dinner to enjoy! In June we will be discussing: TBA Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund You do not need to be a member of the Berks History Center to join the discussion. We will provide beverages.  We kindly ask that you bring a brown bag dinner.  …

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August 2018

Magical History Tour: Part 6

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Evergreen Club, 415 Harz Road
Fleetwood, 19522
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Join us for a rockin’ good time at the Magical History Tour.  This is THE event of the season! Berks History Center presents CHAPTER SIX of our local Berks County ‘Woodstock-like’ music festival. Reading and Berks are known for their great musicians and the venues where they played back in the day, such as the Hamburg Field House, St. Lawrence Stadium, the Bandshell, and even Boscov’s East’s parking lot! Reunions of local bands will include Hot Ice, Clench, and Number Nine.  We strive to bring…

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October 2018

Four Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour

October 6 @ 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. Join us on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9AM-4PM for the 4 Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour. All proceeds will help support educational programs at the Berks History Center Tour Location TBA. Tickets on sale August 2018. Tickets: $35.00 per person (The tour is limited to age 12 and older)

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November 2018

100th Anniversary of Armistice

November 10 - November 11
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Save the Date: A County-Wide Celebration

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