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November 2017

Giving Tuesday Open House

November 28, 2017
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Visitors are invited to enjoy free tours of the museum, children's activities, a new museum scavenger hunt and, #UNselfies with the faces of Berks County's history. The #GivingTuesday museum open house runs from 2PM-7PM or participate all day on social media or by donating online. Click here for more information.

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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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Belsnickel at BHC

December 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Meet Belsnickel, the mysterious PA German Christmas character, in a lively presentation and performance by Patrick Donmoyer. $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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Free Gallery Reception & Holiday Open House

December 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join us at the Berks History Center from 11AM-5PM for a special gallery exhibit of “Ojos: Reading through the Eyes of Youth." The free reception & holiday open house is being held in conjunction with the Centre Park Historic District’s 33rd Annual Christmas House Tour. To take the Holiday House Tour you must purchase tickets from the Centre Park Historic District. Visit http://centreparkhistoricdistrict.org/ for tickets.  However, you won’t have to go on the tour to visit the Berks History Center Museum free of…

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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

Posts from the Past: “Instagram of the 19th Century” with Paul Druzba

January 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join local historian Paul Druzba for a look at how postcards have evolved since first being introduced in the late 19th century including nostalgic scenes of early Berks County. $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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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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February 2018

The Ground Swallowed Them Up

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

Graphic: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "The Road to Liberty. A station on the Underground Railroad. Explore the secretive Underground Railroad in the Susquehanna River region with a presentation by local historian and author Scott Mingus, Sr. 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…

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HJL Book Club – February 2018

February 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 February we will be discussing: Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr, by Nancy Isenberg   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…

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March 2018

Easter Basket Workshop

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Start a new Easter tradition! Learn to weave a basket that can be used during the holiday season for years to come. Instruction and materials included. $45.00 members/$55 non-members Registration Required. To register send payment to Vicky Heffner, Education Curator, at 940 Centre Ave. Reading, PA 19601 or call 610-375-4375.

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