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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

Indulge your senses and explore the medicinal and culinary uses of herbs dating back to the 1700’s with Grace Kline, 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

Mission Impossible: Completing the Collections Management Initiative

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for an exclusive, members-only presentation by Curator, Bradley K. Smith. Discover the challenges and successes of recovering 300+ years of Berks County history through Berks History Center's Award Winning Collections Management Initiative.  June 02, 2017   I   10AM-2PM Light Refreshments served at 9:30AM. Program begins at 10:00 AM. Open house and behind the scenes tours begin at 11:00AM. RSVP Required. Please email elise@berkshistory.org or call 610-375-4375 to reserve your seat   Members Only : Free Admission This…

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Berks Country Fest Storytellers

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

      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 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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Uncovering the Truth: Part II

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

We are sorry to report that this program has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are sure a number of our regular attendees are dissapointed. However, there are many more events scheduled this month at BHC. Hope to see you there!

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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

Celebrate the newest members of the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with friends, family, and refreshments. The Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (BCRRHOF) is a permanent exhibit at the Berks History Center (BHC) that commemorates Berks County’s legendary contemporary music scene. Join us as we celebrate the musical talents and history that make Berks County’s cultural heritage so unique. During the reception participants will enjoy light refreshments, musical entertainment, and a casual meet &…

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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

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: Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack by Steve Twomey 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.…

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YMCA’s 160th Anniversary Celebration 

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Look back on 160 years with the YMCA in a special presentation and anniversary reception.   Reservations Required. Space is Limited. Call Kris Danner at 610-378-4717

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Junior Historian Camp

June 26 @ 10:00 am - June 28 @ 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Junior Historian Camp is an opportunity for children ages 7-17 to enrich their summer with fun, hands-on learning at the Berks History Center. Explore olde tyme activities such as Victrola music, traditional crafts and, for the first time this year, Victory Gardening! Dig even further into the past with a visit to BHC’s Research Library to uncover how archivists do genealogical research. Junior Historians will also have full access to BHC’s museum exhibits including the Hands On History Room, an interactive children’s exhibit…

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