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May 2021

Oley Valley Barn Tour: PART IV

May 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Originally scheduled for September 2020, this event will now take place on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Discover Hidden Barn Treasures in Historic Oley Valley!  Greg Huber, barn and house historian, consultant, owner of Past Perspectives and Eastern Barn Consultants (historic cultural resource companies) AND our guide for the day, will enlighten participants with his wealth of knowledge about barns while traveling throughout the Oley Valley. We will also tour the interior of several of the barns as well. Participants must…

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June 2021

Get Looney in Altooney with Charlie Adams

June 5, 2021

  Originally scheduled on June 20, 2020, this bus trip has been rescheduled to June 5, 2021. Please contact Vicky Heffner at 610-375-4375 for any rescheduling conflicts or additional concerns.  Come and experience the Railroader’s Memorial Museum and Horseshoe Curve in Altoona and learn more about the PA Railroad in its glory days. Stop at the Penn State Creamery on the way home. Lunch included. Bus departs the Shillington Shopping Center parking lot BEHIND the PA Driver’s License Photo Center…

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July 2021

The Other Mt. Vernon

July 7, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 7:30 pm

  Originally scheduled on March 26, 2020 and this bus trip has been rescheduled to July 7, 2021. Please contact Vicky Heffner at 610-375-4375 for any rescheduling conflicts or additional concerns.  Built for George Washington’s step-granddaughter, Eleanor “Nelly” Parke Custis, Woodlawn is within view of Mt. Vernon. Nearby is the Pope-Leighey House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Cost includes lunch at the Mt. Vernon Inn Restaurant and admission to the 57th Annual Woodlawn Needlework Show and Sale. Lunch will be…

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September 2021

Oley Valley Barn Tour: Part V

September 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discover Hidden Barn Treasures in Historic Oley Valley! Greg Huber, barn and house historian, consultant, owner of Past Perspectives and Eastern Barn Consultants (historic cultural resource companies) AND our guide for the day, will enlighten participants with his wealth of knowledge about barns while traveling throughout the Oley Valley. We will also tour the interior of several of the barns as well. Participants must have the ability to get in and out of their vehicle repeatedly, climb steps and walk…

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November 2021

Encounter the Wonder of Christmas: Ark Encounter & Creation Museum Multi-Day Trip

November 29, 2021 - December 2, 2021

Join the BHC on this festive 4 Day, 3 Night trip to Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio! During the course of the trip, participants will explore sites including the Krohn Conservatory, Creation Museum's Christmas Town, Doscher's Candy Factory, and the Newport Aquarium. The trip will conclude with an unforgettable visit to the Ark Encounter where guests will Encounter the Wonder of Christmas Time and enjoy a holiday buffet dinner at Emzara's. The cost of the trip is $725/person for double…

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December 2021

Historic Holiday House Tour

December 8, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join the BHC for a day-long immersion in PA German art and culture, and colonial Christmas traditions! This trip includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Center for PA German Studies located at the Dewees Tavern in Trappe, tours of the Henry Muhlenberg House and Speaker’s House (also located in Trappe), as well as Pottsgrove Manor, and lunch! This twice rescheduled trip will certainly put you in the holiday spirit! The cost of the tour is $110 for BHC members…

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January 2022

BHC Crosses the Delaware with Charlie Adams

January 29 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

JOIN CHARLIE ADAMS AND THE BERKS HISTORY CENTER IN THIS EXCITING EXCURSION ALONG THE DELAWARE RIVER! During this one-day bus trip, participants will tour the Washington Crossing State Park Visitors Center Museum, the Washington Crossing Lower Park, and finally, the New Jersey State Museum where science, history and art tells the story of New Jersey’s place in the world! The trip also includes a delicious lunch at the historic Lambertville Station Restaurant, located in a restored 19th century train station.…

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May 2022

Oley Valley Barn Tour: Part VI

May 22

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 VI includes barns that have not been featured on previous tours. Similar to our Fall 2021 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…

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BHC Travels to Saratoga Springs with White Star Tours

May 31 - June 3

Join the BHC and White Star Tours as we enjoy four days in the upper region of the Great Appalachian Valley exploring Lake George and its charming surrounding attractions.  Participants will tour various renowned sites, including Lake George, Saratoga Springs, Fort Ticonderoga, Lake Placid, and Prospect Mountain. The cost of the trip is $675/person for double occupancy and $825/person for single occupancy. For more information, click here. To register, contact Vicky Heffner, Education Curator, at 610-375-4375 or education@berkshistory.org.

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June 2022

BHC Visits Surprising Staten Island with Charlie Adams

June 25 @ 7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Join Charlie Adams and the Berks History Center on this exciting excursion to Staten Island! During this one-day bus trip, participants will tour Staten Island’s Richmond Town and explore historic structures, homes, businesses and farms through 100 acres of breathtaking parkland. The trip includes a delicious box lunch at the picnic grounds, offering a choice of wrap (ham, turkey or roast beef), fruit, chips, dessert and beverage. Finally, participants will receive a guided tour of The National Lighthouse Museum, where…

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