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November 2018

100th Anniversary of Armistice

November 10
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

As part of the County-Wide Celebration of the 100 Year Anniversary of Armistice Day, Berks History Center will host a day of programs, marking the finale of BHC's year-long WWI & Berks commemoration project. Schedule of Events 10AM-11:30AM - From the Frontlines: Diary of a WWI Soldier - Part I Open to the Public. Second Saturday Admission. $5 Members, $8 Non-Members, Gold Card Members Free 12:30PM-2:00PM - From the Frontlines: Diary of a WWI Soldier - Part II Open to the…

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From the Frontlines: Diary of a WWI Soldier – Part I

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

Experience the challenges and triumphs of the Great War through the eyes of a WWI soldier with presentation by William Richardson as he reads and interprets his father’s WWI diaries. Presenter William F. Richardson is the son of William Emanuel Richardson, who served in the Great War. Richardson will read and interpret his father's journal entries in a dramatic presentation that demonstrates the realities of the WWI experience. Richardson is a Berks County native and now lives in Golden, CO.…

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From the Frontlines: Diary of a WWI Soldier – Part II

November 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Experience the challenges and triumphs of the Great War through the eyes of a WWI soldier with presentation by William Richardson as he reads and interprets his father’s WWI diaries. Presenter William F. Richardson is the son of William Emanuel Richardson, who served in the Great War. Richardson will read and interpret his father's journal entries in a dramatic presentation that demonstrates the realities of the WWI experience. Richardson is a Berks County native and now lives in Golden, CO.…

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1918 Time Capsule Opening Ceremony

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

100 year old Berks County treasures will be revealed in a special time capsule opening ceremony. Free to public.

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Reading Choral Society Concert

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Step back in time and enjoy music that was popular in 1918 during the era of the Great War. Tickets Required. More information TBA.

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December 2018

Christmas at the Biltmore House

December 3 - December 8

Celebrate Christmas in North Carolina at the Biltmore House featuring a candlelight Christmas tour. $900 Double Occupancy/$1100 Single Occupancy Click here for more information. Contact Vicky Heffner, Education Curator, at 610.375.4375 or education@berkshistory.org.  

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Holiday House Tour of Historic Homes of Suburban Philadelphia Tour

December 13 @ 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Celebrate the season with a romantic holiday tour of Suburban Philadelphia’s historic mansions and estates including Andalusia, Graeme Park, Historic Hope Lodge, and a lunch buffet at the historic King George II Inn, America’s oldest operating inn established in 1681. $110 members/ $120 non-members Bus departs the Shillington Shopping Center parking lot BEHIND the Driver’s License Center is located at 7 am and will return at 5 pm. Transportation provided by Elite Coach (price does not include bus driver tip).…

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February 2019

HJL Book Club – February 20

February 20, 2019 @ 5:30 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 October we will be discussing: Bloody Crimes: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Chase for Jefferson Davis, by James L. Swanson  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…

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