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June 2022

Summer Sunflower Basket Workshop

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Join BHC Education Curator, Vicky Heffner, in creating this unique, contemporary and decorative basket in the oak tradition of weaving. Tickets are $45/BHC Member and $55/Non-Member and can be purchased by calling the Berks History Center at 610-375-4375 from Wednesday to Saturday, 9 AM- 3PM.  Masks are required for entry. Please note that space is limited to facilitate social distancing.

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Wunnerbaar Schee! Junior Historian Camp

June 21 - June 23
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Learn everything Pennsylvania German "wonderful" and "nice," including painting Distelfinks, weaving baskets, fracturs, music, food and more! Junior Historian Camp will take place from Tuesday, June 21, 2022 to Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 10 AM to 3 PM. The price for camp is $35/Member of the 1776 Club, and $50/Non-Member. Participants will need to bring a bagged lunch each day. For more information, or to register, please contact BHC Education Curator Vicky Heffner at 610-375-4375.

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July 2022

Taste of Taxation: The Whiskey Rebellion

July 16 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Pennsylvania Military Museum, 51 Boal Avenue
Boalsburg, 16827 United States
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*This program will be held at the Pennsylvania Military Museum, 51 Boal Avenue, Boalsburg, PA,16827 A protest of the taxation of distilled spirts, with the goal of raising revenue to pay down the war-debt from the Revolutionary War, resulted in the calling-up of troops to suppress a violent uprising. Join historian Mr. Bradley Smith, Archivist and Assistant Director at the Berks History Center in Reading, PA, for a talk about the history of distilled spirits in the Commonwealth at 1:00pm,…

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October 2022

Fall 2022 Road Ramble

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Berks History Center (BHC) invites you to participate in our Fall 2022 Road Ramble on Saturday, October 22nd! The Road Ramble is a self-guided driving tour which allows the BHC to return to its past when Mystery Road Rambles were held in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Fall 2022 Road Ramble participants can start at the Berks History Center and ramble through Hamburg, Lenhartsville, Virginville, and Kempton. The route narrative features a blend of historic structures, scenic vistas,…

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