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August 2022

Printmaking Workshop

August 18 @ 5:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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The Berks History Center is excited to offer a brand new special program, led by BHC Museum Curator, Amber Vroman. Starting August through December, participants will receive step-by-step instructions on how to carve and print their very own Pennsylvania German motif and will create a series of greeting cards to take home. Make your own masterpiece while enjoying good conversation and delicious refreshments. This unique event blends history with contemporary art.   Tickets are $40 for BHC members and $45…

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Fort Ticonderoga Drum Basket Workshop

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Inspired by BHC’s recent bus trip to the beautiful Lake George region, this round basket resembles a drum found in Fort Ticonderoga’s collection and would be great as a decorative planter or storage container. Tickets are $45/BHC Member and $55/Non-Member and can be purchased by calling the Berks History Center at 610-375-4375 from Wednesday to Saturday, 9 AM- 3 PM. 

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September 2022

Brunch & Brushes

September 8 @ 5:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Heart & Birds Design The Berks History Center is excited to continue offering our special program, Brunch and Brushes, led by BHC Museum Curator, Amber Vroman. During August and September of 2022, participants will be painting a BRAND NEW design, inspired by the summer season. Create your own masterpiece while enjoying good conversation and delicious refreshments. This unique event blends history with contemporary art. Participants will receive step-by-step instructions on how to paint a modern version of a traditional PA…

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Guess This Famous Building – Live!

September 10 @ 10:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Join BHC for a game show of fun facts and photos of historic Berks County structures, presented by Muhlenberg Greene Architects, LLC in honor of their founder (and designer of the Berks History Center) Frederick A. Muhlenberg’s 135th birthday.  This program will be held in person, inside the BHC Museum Auditorium. The cost of this program is $5 for BHC members and $8 for non-members. The program fee includes admission to the BHC Museum. Fees will be accepted at the…

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PA Dutch Classes

September 20 - November 12
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Kannscht du Deitsch schwetze? Bradley Smith, Archivist at the Berks History Center, will present an eight-week course that introduces participants to the language and culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch.   This beginner course will provide participants with instruction related to pronunciation, vocabulary, and common phrases, and lead discussions related to Pennsylvania Dutch culture and history. Supplies are included. Just bring a pen and paper. Due to overwhelming demand, we will be offering multiple day and evening courses, beginning the week…

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Printmaking Workshop

September 29 @ 5:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Led by BHC Museum Curator, Amber Vroman, participants will receive step-by-step instructions on how to carve and print their very own Pennsylvania German motif and will create a series of greeting cards to take home. Make your own masterpiece while enjoying good conversation and delicious refreshments. This unique event blends history with contemporary art.   Tickets are $40 for BHC members and $45 for non-members and can be purchased by calling the Berks History Center at 610-375-4375 from Wednesday to…

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October 2022

Printmaking Workshop

October 1 @ 10:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Led by BHC Museum Curator, Amber Vroman, participants will receive step-by-step instructions on how to carve and print their very own Pennsylvania German motif and will create a series of greeting cards to take home. Make your own masterpiece while enjoying good conversation and delicious refreshments. This unique event blends history with contemporary art.   Tickets are $40 for BHC members and $45 for non-members and can be purchased by calling the Berks History Center at 610-375-4375 from Wednesday to…

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Oley Valley Barn Tour: Part VII

October 2 @ 12:00 am

Discover Hidden Barn Treasures in Historic Oley Valley! During this enriching program, Greg Huber (the Sherlock Holmes of Pennsylvania barns), will share his wealth of knowledge about various Oley Valley barns, their construction, builders, and mysterious etchings. Part VII includes barns that have not been featured on previous tours. Similar to our Spring 2022 tour, no lunch or bus transportation will be provided. Due to COVID-related restrictions, this tour is a guided driving tour. Carpooling is encouraged. Registration is limited to…

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Brunch & Brushes

October 6 @ 5:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Flower Design The Berks History Center is excited to continue offering our special program, Brunch and Brushes, led by BHC Museum Curator, Amber Vroman. During October and November of 2022, participants will be painting a BRAND NEW design, inspired by the fall season. Create your own masterpiece while enjoying good conversation and delicious refreshments. This unique event blends history with contemporary art. Participants will receive step-by-step instructions on how to paint a modern version of a traditional PA Dutch flower…

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Twisted: Mindful Pretzel Consumption

October 8 @ 10:00 am

Great-great-granddaughter of Julius Sturgis, author Jill Marie Thomas, presents the history of America’s oldest commercial pretzel bakery which started in Lititz and is now located in Reading. (This program is rescheduled from previous dates.)  This program will be held in person, inside the BHC Museum Auditorium. The cost of this program is $5 for BHC members and $8 for non-members. The program fee includes admission to the BHC Museum. Fees will be accepted at the door on the day of…

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