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May 2019

Eastern Woodlands Culture & Storytelling

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

Uncover the culture and life-ways of the people that Europeans found on "Turtle Island," both before and after contact, with Lenni Lenape Elder, Uhma Ruth. 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 Commission

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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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Blue Marsh & the Pleasant Valley: One Last Look

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Take one last look at Blue Marsh Village & Pleasant Valley prior to the construction of the Blue Marsh Dam with a photographic history by author, Paul Miller. 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 Commission

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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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Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annual Reception

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join us as we celebrate the newest members of the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with our annual meet & greet reception. Enjoy refreshments, entertainment, and the Official Induction Ceremony of the 2019 members of the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Admission: $7.00 Adults, $5.00 Seniors, Free for BHC Members & Inductees of the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Muscial performances by the Holt Twins and Keith Scharlach, aka Mr. Nice…

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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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