Virtual PA Dutch Classes

Bradley Smith, Archivist at the Berks History Center, will present a virtual eight-week course that introduces participants to the language and culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch.¬†¬† This beginner course will provide participants with instruction related to pronunciation, vocabulary, and common phrases, and include discussions related to Pennsylvania Dutch culture and history. We are looking forward […]

The Wyomissing Band Exhibit: Celebrating 100 Years

Berks History Center 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA

On December 12, 1922, fourteen individuals of musical background petitioned the Berks County Court of Common Pleas for the incorporation of a new town band. Two months later, on February 5, 1923, the Wyomissing Band, Inc. of Wyomissing, PA was founded. For the past 100 years, the band has provided an outlet for musicians to […]

Celebrate Fastnacht Day with the BHC!

Berks History Center 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA

Join BHC Education Curator, Vicky Heffner, to chat about the history of fastnachts and the steps she follows to prepare this unique culinary treat using her great-grandmother's recipe.¬†Participants can visit the BHC anytime between 10 AM and 1 PM to taste fastnachts, enjoy coffee or tea, learn, and relax. Each participant will also receive a […]