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July 2019

Charter Day Jubilee

July 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

BHC’s 150th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration! Party like it’s 1869 and enjoy an evening of enchantment and entertainment with BHC’s special “museum theatre” featuring historical characters and storytellers throughout the museum. Berks historical figures such as Widow Finney, Rhea Duryea, and George Durell will come alive and share their Berks history in the 13 galleries and exhibits of the BHC museum. Also, enjoy the GRAND OPENING of the 150 Objects of Berks History exhibit. Participants will also enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a…

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September 2019

Ugly Mug Party at Oakbrook Brewing Company

September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
oakbrook brewing company, 628 Park Ave
Reading, PA 19611

History isn't perfect and neither are these mugs! Help us turn our printing blunder into a celebration. Join us for the official release party of Antiquity 150, Berks History Center's Special 150th Anniversary Beer brewed by Oakbrook Brewing Company, and receive a free 150th Anniversary "Ugly Mug" at the door. 18.oz Pours for $5.50 This Night Only! Family Friendly Event. History Games and Contests for Kids and Adults Alike! Oakbrook Brewing Company 628 Park Ave, Reading, PA 19611

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October 2019

Hidden Treasures of the Oley Valley

October 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore the historic Reiff Farm and the newly renovated Hartman Farm on a special property tour, including a visit to Berks County's oldest tree, the Sacred Oak Rain or shine. A tasting of local Berks County foods will be provided including products from: Appeeling Fruit Berks Products Packing Company Inc. Dieffenbach's Potato Chips  Reppert's Candy  Sunnyside Baker Unique Pretzels Valley Milkhouse Cheese Berks Bakers Collective Hayride will be available, weather permitting. Tickets: $15/person. Children 10 and under free. Advance Purchase Required.…

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December 2019

Incorporation Day: BHC’s Birthday Bash

December 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Commemorate the BHC’s incorporation date with a good old fashioned birthday party for longtime friends and supporters of the BHC. Free Open House Event. Enjoy Refreshments, Proclamations & a Casual Happy Hour with Friends & Supporters of the Berks History Center. 940 Centre Ave. Reading, PA 19601 Please RSVP by December 4th Call 610-375-4375 or email elise@berkshistory.org  

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From the Historical Society to the BHC: 150 Year of Berks History

December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Learn about the history of the Berks History Center from its fledgling founding in 1869 as the Historical Society of Berks County to present day. Presented by BHC Trustee, Barry Kauffman. Free admission as a special thank you to all of our supporters over the years. 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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