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December 2020

German Transcription Workshop with the Heinz History Center

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Berks History Center, along with Heinz History Center and Unlock Your History come together on Zoom to bring you an educational and engaging Germanic transcription workshop. Discover Pennsylvania German history, brush up on your German, see artifacts from Berks History Center's museum collection, and share your own family heirlooms and stories. Register now using the link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AW5Rj2oITxi6PveBviwfGA   9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Attendees sign-in and get online, plus time to mingle 10:00 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.: BHC Welcome 10:05…

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*CANCELED* PA German Tour with Lisa Minardi

December 8 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

   This bus trip was originally scheduled on March 29th and has been rescheduled to December 8, 2020 due to the concerns with COVID-19. Please contact Vicky Heffner at 610-375-4375 for any rescheduling conflicts or additional concerns.  Explore PA German folk art at Trappe’s new Center for PA German Studies and enjoy tours of the Henry Muhlenburg House, Dewees Tavern, Speaker’s House, and Daniel Hiester House. Includes lunch at Grace’s Café. Join us for a day-long immersion in Pennsylvania German…

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Christmas on Penn Street: A Photographic History

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Take a nostalgic, virtual "walk" down Penn Street with Berks History Center Trustee and volunteer, Richard Polityka. Enjoy the images of "Old Reading" and remember Penn Street as it was on Christmas years ago with a photographic history. (Photo by Ben Hasty, courtesy of the Reading Eagle) This is a free event to attend, but please consider a donation to the Berks History Center! Make a donation by clicking here! Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iIBB7uqKR9KyleGihd-RTQ

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March 2021

The Other Mt. Vernon

March 11, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 7:30 pm

Originally scheduled on March 26, 2020 and this bus trip has been rescheduled to March 11, 2021. Please contact Vicky Heffner at 610-375-4375 for any rescheduling conflicts or additional concerns.  Built for George Washington’s step-granddaughter, Eleanor “Nelly” Parke Custis, Woodlawn is within view of Mt. Vernon. Nearby is the Pope-Leighey House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Cost includes lunch at the Mt. Vernon Inn Restaurant and admission to the 57th Annual Woodlawn Needlework Show and Sale. Lunch will be a…

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June 2021

Get Looney in Altooney with Charlie Adams

June 5, 2021

  Originally scheduled on June 20, 2020, this bus trip has been rescheduled to June 5, 2021. Please contact Vicky Heffner at 610-375-4375 for any rescheduling conflicts or additional concerns.  Come and experience the Railroader’s Memorial Museum and Horseshoe Curve in Altoona and learn more about the PA Railroad in its glory days. Stop at the Penn State Creamery on the way home. Lunch included. Bus departs the Shillington Shopping Center parking lot BEHIND the PA Driver’s License Photo Center…

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