Celebrate the Holidays in Fredericksburg, VA

*We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, but this trip has been canceled. Please call 610-375-4375 with any questions. Enjoy holiday magic with BHC and the Washington Family! This multi-day trip will highlight the historic properties of the Washingtons all decked out for the holidays, including George’s boyhood home of Ferry Farm, the place he later […]

Brunch and Brushes

Berks History Center 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA, United States

The Berks History Center is excited to continue offering our special program, Brunch and Brushes, led by BHC Museum Curator, Amber Vroman. During November and December, participants will be painting an Angel design inspired by the holiday season. Create your own masterpiece while enjoying good conversation and delicious refreshments. This unique event blends history with […]

Holiday Historic House Tour

Celebrate the holiday season with the Berks History Center’s annual bus trip to historic homes adorned with traditional Christmas decorations! This holiday season, the BHC will visit Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, where the 18th century is brought to life. Through preservation, education, and interpretation, the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation inspires today’s audience to appreciate the hard-working families […]

Revolutionary Refugees at Reading

Berks History Center 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA, United States

Using excerpts from period diaries, letters, and other resources, former Historical Review of Berks County editor, Michelle Lynch, tells the story of Philadelphia’s premier families as they evacuated to Reading in mid-September, 1777. This program will be held in person, inside the BHC Museum Auditorium. The cost of this program is $5 for BHC members […]

Quilted Christmas Ball Ornament Workshop

Berks History Center 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA, United States

Join BHC Education Curator, Vicky Heffner, to learn how to make a fabric star quilted Christmas ornament. These festive ornaments made with small fabric squares, straight pins, and a Styrofoam ball capture the style of handmade patterns without requiring any prior quilting skills. These ornaments are a great way to adorn your own tree or […]