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June 2020

POSTPONED: The Other Mt. Vernon

June 11 @ 7:00 am - 7:30 pm

This bus trip was originally scheduled on March 26th and has been rescheduled to June 11th. Due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19 this bus trip has been postponed to March 2021. More information TBA. 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…

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GOING VIRTUAL: Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annual Reception

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

The Official 2020 Induction Ceremony of the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is going virtual with Americana Fest. Same time and date as previously scheduled, tune in to Americana Fest on facebook.

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Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the Reading Fightin Phils

June 13 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
First Energy Stadium, 1900 Centre Ave
Reading, PA 19601
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Join us for a special Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony featuring the R-Phils Mascot Band during Star Wars Night at the Reading Fightin Phils! Also enjoy Carpenter MEGA Blast Fireworks, a "Star Wars" Tribute with character appearances, "Star Wars" Jerseys auctions and raffles, a pre-game concert by the Mascot Band.

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Three Cheers and a Ringgold Tiger!  The First of the First Defenders

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

Discover the stories behind the Ringgold Light Artillery before they became the preeminent light artillery company in Eastern Pennsylvania, with Civil War historian, Mark Pflum. 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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Junior Historian Camp

June 16 @ 10:00 am - June 18 @ 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Step back in time with hands-on learning and fun at the BHC museum. $50 Campers/$35 1776 Club Members

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HJL Book Club – June 17

June 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 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: The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War by A.J. Baime Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund You do not need to be a member of the Berks History Center to…

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POSTPONED: Get Looney in Altooney with Charlie Adams

June 20

  This bus trip was originally scheduled on June 20th. Due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19 this bus trip has been postponed to January 2021. More information TBA. 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…

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BHC Annual Meeting & Potluck Dinner

June 25 @ 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 meeting and progress report followed by a potluck dinner. Please RSVP. Call 610-375-4375.

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August 2020

HJL Book Club – August 19

August 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 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! August's book is TBA 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 beverages.  We kindly ask that you bring a brown bag dinner. Click here for more information…

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September 2020

RESCHEDULED: Hike Through History

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This program was originally scheduled for May 3, 2020. Due to the state-wide shutdown the event has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2020. Please contact education@berkshistory.org if you have any questions or concerns.  Explore Reading’s other famous resort mountain, Neversink, on a guided hiking tour led by Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club member, Paul Schumann, and author, Paul Druzba. $5 members/$8 non-members. Pre-purchase Required. Call 610-375-4375 to register.

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