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October 2021

Facebook LIVE Ghost Stories with Charles J. Adams III

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Tune in on Facebook at 10:13 AM for this very spooky Facebook LIVE with author and story-teller Charles J. Adams III to learn why Centre Park Historic District could be called Centre Park HAUNTED District. Like and follow BHC on Facebook @berkshistory!

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November 2021

Brunch and Brushes with BHC Curator Amber Vroman

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

The Berks History Center is excited to offer a new event called Brunch and Brushes, led by our very own BHC Museum Curator, Amber Vroman. Create your own masterpiece while enjoying good conversation and delicious breakfast fare! This unique event blends history with contemporary art. Participants will receive step-by-step instructions on how to paint a modern version of the traditional PA Dutch Distelfink while learning about the history of Pennsylvania German art and its significance to Berks County. All experience…

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December 2021

Finding Anna Elizabeth Bachman: Mysterious Wife of Nicholas Stoltzfus

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join us for this special BHC program! Rosalind J. Beiler, Ph. D., shares how she conducted research to discover the identity of Nicholas Stoltzfus’s wife, Anna Elizabeth Bachman, who immigrated to America in 1766. Until recently, her full name was unknown. Dr. Beiler also explores the role of German-speaking and Anabaptist immigrants to Berks County. This presentation continues the BHC’s Berks Suffrage Centennial Celebration and is being held in connection with the historic Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead. This program will be…

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