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June 2019

Junior Historian Camp

June 18 @ 10:00 am - June 20 @ 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join the Berks History Center as it celebrates its 150th Anniversary with hands-on activities for kids ages 7-17. Camp is run June 18-20, 10 am to 3 pm, in the BHC’s Classroom at 940 Center Avenue, Reading, PA. Cost is $50 and campers are asked to bring a packed lunch. For more information please call 610.375.4375 or email education@berkshistory.org. Click here for more information or call 610-375-4375 for more information.

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HJL Book Club – June 19

June 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States

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: This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, by Drew Gilpin Faust  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…

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Berks Country Fest Storytellers Concert

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Berks Country Fest Storytellers Session: The Magic & Myth of The American Singing Cowboy Featuring the Hex Highway Rangers & Ernie Sites at the Berks History Center 125 seat auditorium Address: 940 Centre Ave, Reading, PA 19601 Phone: (610) 375-4375 Tickets: general admission, 125 seats while supply lasts, $15.00 each Tickets on sale at the door while they last, or in advance at Reading Eagle, 345 Penn Street, Reading, PA Doors open at 6:30pm Show begins at 7pm 7 to 7:45pm:…

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BHC Annual Meeting & Potluck Dinner

June 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Members Only. Please join us for BHC’s annual update and progress report followed by a potluck dinner. Please RSVP. Call 610-375-4375

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Bloody Spring, Degler Chest, & the Hochstetler Massacres – Part II

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Learn about the attacks on Berks County settlers during the French and Indian War, including the tragic irony of murder and abduction of Amish, Brethren and Mennonite families along the Blue Mountain, and the prominent role of Conrad Weiser in the conflict. Presented by Barry Miller & Brian Engelhardt. No Tickets Required. Pay at the door. $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members. Off street parking available at 160 Spring Street, Reading. All programs subject to change. Berks History…

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July 2019

Hiwwe wie Driwwe – Friday Night Film Screening

July 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Friday Night is Movie Night at the BHC! Hiwwe wie Driwwe accompanies Douglas Madenford on a search for the roots of PA Dutch through his American homeland and through the Palatinate. On this trip he meets a cook in America who prepares pig stomach and an instructor who teaches PA-Dutch. In Germany he meets the linguist Dr. Michael Werner, who has been working intensively with PA-Dutch for many years, and Christian “Chako” Habekost, who is a Palatine comedian and also…

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Charter Day Jubilee

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

BHC’s 150th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration! Party like it’s 1869 and enjoy an evening of enchantment and entertainment with BHC’s special “museum theatre” featuring historical characters and storytellers throughout the museum. Berks historical figures such as Widow Finney, Rhea Duryea, and George Durell will come alive and share their Berks history in the 13 galleries and exhibits of the BHC museum. Also, enjoy the GRAND OPENING of the 150 Objects of Berks History exhibit. Participants will also enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a…

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Stonewall: 50 Years & Beyond

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Gay Liberation Front march on Times Square in New York, N.Y., 1969. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with a special evening reception and history program with Reading Pride at the BHC museum. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with Reading Pride Celebration & Berks History Center! Enjoy a special evening reception and history program at the BHC museum. “I know where we’re going, cause I know where I’ve been” Remarks by Donald Maher, a Berks…

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August 2019

HJL Book Club – August 21

August 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States

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 August we will be discussing: Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, by Walter Isaacson 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…

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September 2019

Faith & Fire

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Discover the industrial history of southern Berks with Former BHC Trustee, Evans Goodling, and learn about the men and women who helped to establish Morgantown’s Historic St. Thomas Church, one of Berks County’s earliest churches, and its association with Joanna Furnace. 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…

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