Wunnerbaar Schee! Junior Historian Camp

Berks History Center 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA

Learn everything Pennsylvania German "wonderful" and "nice," including painting Distelfinks, weaving baskets, fracturs, music, food and more! Junior Historian Camp will take place from Tuesday, June 21, 2022 to Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 10 AM to 3 PM. The price for camp is $35/Member of the 1776 Club, and $50/Non-Member. Participants will need to […]

Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Hurricane Agnes

Reading Area Community College - Yocum Library 30 South Front Street, Reading, PA

Join us at The Yocum Library at Reading Area Community College on June 22, 2022 at 7:00pm for a presentation to commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Agnes, which impacted Berks County 50 years ago. Retired Reading Fire Chief William Rehr, a volunteer firefighter who assisted in many serious calls during the 1972 natural disaster, will […]

Annual Members Meeting & Potluck Dinner

Berks History Center 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA

Please join us for Berks History Center's 2022 Annual Membership Meeting & Potluck Dinner. Get the latest report on Berks History Center's progress and give us your feedback. Membership Matters! As a member of the Berks History Center, your input is crucial to the success of our mission to preserve, educate & inspire. We will […]

BHC Visits Surprising Staten Island with Charlie Adams

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 […]

Taste of Taxation: The Whiskey Rebellion

Pennsylvania Military Museum 51 Boal Avenue, Boalsburg

*This program will be held at the Pennsylvania Military Museum, 51 Boal Avenue, Boalsburg, PA,16827 A protest of the taxation of distilled spirts, with the goal of raising revenue to pay down the war-debt from the Revolutionary War, resulted in the calling-up of troops to suppress a violent uprising. Join historian Mr. Bradley Smith, Archivist […]

Brunch & Brushes

Berks History Center 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA

Heart and Birds Design The Berks History Center is excited to continue offering our special program, Brunch and Brushes, led by BHC Museum Curator, Amber Vroman. During August and September of 2022, participants will be painting a BRAND NEW design, inspired by the summer season. Create your own masterpiece while enjoying good conversation and delicious […]

Printmaking Workshop

Berks History Center 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA

The Berks History Center is excited to offer a brand new special program, led by BHC Museum Curator, Amber Vroman. Starting August through December, participants will receive step-by-step instructions on how to carve and print their very own Pennsylvania German motif and will create a series of greeting cards to take home. Make your own […]

Fort Ticonderoga Drum Basket Workshop

Berks History Center 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA

Inspired by BHC’s recent bus trip to the beautiful Lake George region, this round basket resembles a drum found in Fort Ticonderoga’s collection and would be great as a decorative planter or storage container. Tickets are $45/BHC Member and $55/Non-Member and can be purchased by calling the Berks History Center at 610-375-4375 from Wednesday to […]

Brunch & Brushes

Berks History Center 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA

Heart & Birds Design - THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT!!!  THERE ARE STILL OPENINGS FOR THE SESSIONS OFFERED ON 10/6, 11/19, & 12/8 The Berks History Center is excited to continue offering our special program, Brunch and Brushes, led by BHC Museum Curator, Amber Vroman. During August and September of 2022, participants will be painting […]

Guess This Famous Building – Live!

Berks History Center 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA

Join BHC for a game show of fun facts and photos of historic Berks County structures, presented by Muhlenberg Greene Architects, LLC in honor of their founder (and designer of the Berks History Center) Frederick A. Muhlenberg’s 135th birthday.  This program will be held in person, inside the BHC Museum Auditorium. The cost of this […]