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May 2020

CANCELED: Homeschool Day

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Due to the extended stay at home orders, this event has been canceled. We plan to schedule another Homeschool Day in the fall of this year. Contact education@berkshistory.org for more information.  Learn & play at the BHC museum with special guided tours & hands-on student activities. Reservations Required. Tour begins at 11am. Call 610-375-4375. Admission: $10 for parent and student with additional students costing $3.00 per child. Call Education Curator, Vicky Heffner to reserve your space. Call 610-375-4375

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Carsonia Park: Digital Second Saturday Program

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Missing BHC Second Saturday? So are we! Thanks to the help of Herbein + Co. and our friend, Paul Druzba, the Berks History Center would like to invite you to our very first digital Second Saturday program! In lieu of our canceled May Second Saturday program, we are giving this digital option a try. We hope that you will join us, as we explore this brave new world together, from the comfort our own homes! Discover the fascinating history behind…

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June 2020

VIRTUAL: Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
PA United States

The Official 2020 Induction Ceremony of the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is going virtual with Americana Fest. Same date as previously scheduled, tune in to Americana Fest on facebook on Friday, June 12th at 6:30pm. Click here to follow Americana Fest.

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CANCELED: Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the Reading Fightin Phils

June 13 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
First Energy Stadium, 1900 Centre Ave
Reading, PA 19601
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Due to concerns with COVID-19 and statewide restrictions on large events, this event has been canceled. Join us for a special Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony featuring the R-Phils Mascot Band during Star Wars Night at the Reading Fightin Phils! Also enjoy Carpenter MEGA Blast Fireworks, a "Star Wars" Tribute with character appearances, "Star Wars" Jerseys auctions and raffles, a pre-game concert by the Mascot Band.

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CANCELED: Junior Historian Camp

June 16 @ 10:00 am - June 18 @ 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Due to concerns with COVID-19, this year's Junior Historian Camp has been canceled. We hope to see our junior historians next year! Step back in time with hands-on learning and fun at the BHC museum. $50 Campers/$35 1776 Club Members

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VIRTUAL – BHC Annual Meeting

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Members Only. Please join us for BHC’s annual meeting and progress report via Zoom. Please join us for Berks History Center's Annual Membership Meeting on June 25, 2020 at 5:30pm. As a member of the Berks History Center your input is crucial to the success of our mission to preserve, educate & inspire. Due to current restrictions related to COVID-19, this year’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. We thank Herbein + Co. for allowing us to…

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August 2020

Curbside Celebration of Women’s Suffrage 100th Anniversary

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States

The nonpartisan Berks Women’s History Alliance (BWHA) has announced a drive-through celebration of the 100th year anniversary of women achieving the right to vote in America. The event, scheduled from 5:00 to 7:00p.m. (rain or shine) on Women’s Equality Day August 26, 2020, will be held at the Janssen Library parking lot behind the Berks History Center. Janssen Library address is 160 Spring St., 19601. All are welcome to drive-through and pick up a free 100th Women’s Suffrage Anniversary commemorative…

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October 2020

CANCELLED: 4 Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Berks History Center's 14th annual 4 Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour has been cancelled due to concerns with COVID-19. We have new and adventurous outdoor event coming soon!    

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Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends

October 14 - October 15

  On October 14th & 15th, you can help support the Berks History Center by shopping at Boscov's through their Friends Helping Friends event.  The Berks History Center is registered at the Berkshire Mall location, or you can shop online at www.boscovs.com. There is no shopping pass required; just mention us by name at checkout to support the Historical Society of Berks County, and you will save 20% off the lowest sale prices on almost everything.  The Berks History Center…

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Berks History 2020 Road Ramble – SOLD OUT!!!

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$35.00

The Berks History 2020 Road Ramble - SOLD OUT!!!   The Berks History Center (BHC) invites you to participate in our Berks History 2020 Road Ramble on October 24, 2020! In an effort to keep our audience safe, the BHC decided to postpone its annual Four Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour in favor of an event during which social distancing is possible. The BHC returns to its past to revisit Mystery Road Rambles that were held in the late…

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