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September 2022

PA Dutch Classes

September 20 - November 12
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Kannscht du Deitsch schwetze? Bradley Smith, Archivist at the Berks History Center, will present an 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 lead discussions related to Pennsylvania Dutch culture and history. Supplies are included. Just bring a pen and paper. Due to overwhelming demand, we will be offering multiple day and evening courses, beginning the week…

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October 2022

Oley Valley Barn Tour: Part VII

October 2 @ 12:00 am

Discover Hidden Barn Treasures in Historic Oley Valley! During this enriching program, Greg Huber (the Sherlock Holmes of Pennsylvania barns), will share his wealth of knowledge about various Oley Valley barns, their construction, builders, and mysterious etchings. Part VII includes barns that have not been featured on previous tours. Similar to our Spring 2022 tour, no lunch or bus transportation will be provided. Due to COVID-related restrictions, this tour is a guided driving tour. Carpooling is encouraged. Registration is limited to…

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Kuechler’s Roost Hike

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore the outdoors with BHC trustees Corrie Crupi-Zana and Rick Polityka, along with BHC member and guide, Paul Schuman, as they lead participants on a moderate three-mile hike ascending Mt. Penn and share their historical expertise of the mountain and the well-known Reading landmark of Kuechler's Roost. The William Penn Fire Tower will be open for tours starting at 11:30 AM. Tickets are $5 for BHC members and $8 for non-members and can be purchased by calling the Berks History…

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Fall 2022 Road Ramble

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

Berks History Center invites you, your family, and friends to participate in our Fall 2022 Road Ramble on Saturday, October 22nd! Previous Road Rambles have attracted more than 100 participants. Come join the fun for this full-day multi-generational adventure. The Road Ramble is a self-guided driving tour which allows the Berks History Center to return to its past when Mystery Road Rambles were held in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Starting at the Berks History Center, 940 Centre Ave, Reading,…

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