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February 2021

The Civil War Soldier’s Orphan’s Schools of PA

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom

Emeritist Archivist at Bethany's Children's Home, Carl Bloss, explores the hidden history of the Soldier's Orphans Schools implemented by the State of PA to care for and educate the many orphaned children of the Civil War; In 1863, Bethany Orphan's Home had already accepted many soldier's orphans before this program expanded to include 43 institutions across the state.   This event will be hosted on Zoom. Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_x1novz9XTCi4Fiq8gFFliA

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March 2021

Pennsylvania’s Justice Bell

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom

The Berks Suffrage 2020 Centennial continues its celebration with an informative presentation by Amanda Owens, Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, who educates the significance of the Justice Bell in not only Berks County but the State of PA as a whole. This "Other Liberty Bell" was unique in that PA was the only state to create a bell with its clapper secured from ringing until women gained the right to vote. A replica of the Jutice Bell is…

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June 2021

No Fat Above the Collar

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom

Historian Michael Shay discusses the life and career of Lt. General Hunter Ligget, a Berks County Native son, who rose through the ranks to lead the First Army, AEF in World War One.   This event will be hosted on Zoom. Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RYa0tCMESNCGb3US56m79A

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