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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

Memories of a ByGone Era of the South Mountain Resorts at Wernersville

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Historian Paul Miller will share a slide presentation that details the history of the health resorts that once existed on South Mountain near Wernersville and covers their history in vintage historical photographs from beginning to demise.  Included is Grand View, Walter's Park/South Mountain Manor, Sunset Hall, The Preston, Galen Hall, Bynden Wood, Highland House, The Hillside and Belle Alto.  The presentation ties in with Paul's book, "Memories of a Bygone Era- History of the South Mountain Resorts Overlooking Wernersville, Berks…

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Summer Sunflower Basket Workshop

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Join BHC Education Curator, Vicky Heffner, in creating this unique, contemporary and decorative basket in the oak tradition of weaving. 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 Saturday, 9 AM- 3 PM.  Please note that space is limited to facilitate social distancing.

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Wunnerbaar Schee! Junior Historian Camp

June 21 - June 23
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

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 bring a bagged lunch each day. For more information, or to register, please contact BHC Education Curator Vicky Heffner at 610-375-4375.

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Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Hurricane Agnes

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reading Area Community College – Yocum Library, 30 South Front Street
Reading, PA 19602 United States
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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 present and illustrate his talk with a number of astonishing photos. Berks County Historian George M. Meiser IX will provide a historical context for Hurricane…

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Annual Members Meeting & Potluck Dinner

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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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 enjoy a potluck dinner and fellowship with members, trustees, and staff following the meeting.  Please join us and bring a dish to share. Members Only.…

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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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July 2022

Taste of Taxation: The Whiskey Rebellion

July 16 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Pennsylvania Military Museum, 51 Boal Avenue
Boalsburg, 16827 United States
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*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 and Assistant Director at the Berks History Center in Reading, PA, for a talk about the history of distilled spirits in the Commonwealth at 1:00pm,…

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August 2022

Brunch & Brushes

August 6 @ 10:00 am
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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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 refreshments. This unique event blends history with contemporary art. Participants will receive step-by-step instructions on how to paint a modern version of a traditional PA…

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