Berks County’s Last Mountain Lion

Berks History Center 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA

In August 1874, the Reading Eagle reported that hunters in Albany Township had killed the last Berks County mountain lion.  In the weeks that followed, dozens of newspapers from across the country shared this story, with each providing new sensational details of the hunters' ordeal.  Interest in the tale was rekindled decades later, after the taxidermied remains […]

Indigenous Women of Berks County

Berks History Center 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA

During our March Second Saturday Program, sponsored by Berks Women's History Alliance, learn about the enduring legacy of Indigenous women in Berks County and their important cultural roles in traditional Native society. This program is presented by Amanda Funk, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Widoktadwen Center for Native Knowledge, located in Reading, PA.  This program […]