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June 2020

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

June 13, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - June 18, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 - October 15, 2020

  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, 2020 @ 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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November 2020

*SOLD OUT* Hike Through History

November 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore Reading’s other famous resort mountain, Neversink, on a guided hiking tour led by Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club member, Paul Schumann, and author, Paul Druzba. We will be meeting at 10th and South Streets. *For those who joined us for September's Hike Through History, we will be hiking the other side of the mountain, learning about the resorts located there.   $5 members/$8 non-members. Pre-purchase required. Call 610-375-4375 to register.

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May 2021

Spring ’21 Road Ramble

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berks County, PA

The Berks History Center (BHC) invites you, your family, and friends to participate in our 2021 Spring Road Ramble on Saturday, May 15, 2021! 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. Tickets are $35/car for BHC Members and $45/car for non-members. Starting at the Berks History Center, 940 Centre Ave, Reading, PA, participants can ramble along…

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October 2021

Fall ’21 Road Ramble

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Tickets go on sale September 1st! The Berks History Center (BHC) invites you to participate in our Fall '21 Road Ramble on Saturday, October 9th, 2021! 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 '21 Road Ramble participants can start at the Berks History Center and ramble through Muhlenberg, Longswamp, and Alsace Townships. The route narrative covers…

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