Historical Society of Berks County NewsBits
April 4th, 2013

940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601

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Here's Looking at You:
 Berks County Portraiture
Now in our Palmer Gallery
The Palmer Gallery

First to Serve: Berks County& the Path to the
 Civil War

Now in our Meiser Gallery
The Meiser Gallery

Reading Public Library:
 250th Anniversary
Memorabilia now on display
in our lobby

Music and Memories
Reading Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 100 Seasons of Continuous Performance
Featured Books

The Passing Scene, Vol. 20, $49
Volumes 13 & 15, $30
Volume 18, $48
Volume 19, $49
Museum Store
April Specials

10% off in our Museum Store for the month of April!
Regularly priced $21.99
Historical Review of Berks County
Spring 2013 edition now available in our Museum Store $10.00
Next meeting of HJL Book Club: Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 5:00pm in the Henry Janssen Library.
April's book is The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery, and Endurance in Early America 
by Scott Weidensaul
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Oley Valley Heritage Asscociation's 30th Anniversary Celebration. 

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

4:00 pm

Oley Valley Fair Centre

Oley, PA

Tickets: $12.00


"Preserving Our Heritage in the Oley Valley" Presented by Phoebe Hopkins and Zachary Pyle

For more information click on:
or call 610-944-9503.
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Help Support the HSBC

Saturday afternoon 3:00pm show SOLD OUT
Child actors of Rainbow Theatre will perform an endearing story of Molly, an American girl. After the play, light refreshments will be served, as well as a "meet and greet" with the cast. 
 **Includes admission to HSBC's Museum
HSBC 2nd Saturday Program 
April 13th, 2013

FREE program for children! (accompanied by an adult)
Adults: Members $5.00 / Non-members $8.00
Daniel Boone Homestead Children's Day
May 5th, 2013: 12:00pm - 4:00pm  
Children's Day Sheep & Wool Program    
 Daniel Boone Homestead Website 
Muster Day at Morlatton Village

An American Revolutionary War Period Program

Saturday May 18th, 2013 (rain or shine)

10:00am - 4:00pm

Old Morlatton Village

Douglassville, PA, 19518

Admission: 23 yrs & older-$10, 13 to 22 years-$3.50
12 & under-FREE

Click HERE for more information!

Save the date!
HSBC's annual fundraising event Friday, June 7th, 2013!
Calling all 'Baby Boomers'!
We are currently seeking artifacts and memorabilia for a new exhibit set to open in July of 2014.  All artifacts and memorabilia should be from the 1960s to the mid-1970s.  We are looking for anything from this time period especially items that would be tied to the Baby Boomers teenage years.  We're also looking for your recollections of where you were when President Kennedy was assassinated and early Beatles collections.  Please email Josua K. Blay or Kimberly Richards Brown  or call  610-375-4375.
Henry Janssen Library
160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601
The Henry Janssen Library is the center for genealogical and historical research at the Historical Society of Berks County. The Henry Janssen Library is acknowledged to be one of the best and most thoroughly indexed collections of county data in Pennsylvania. For more information click here.
HSBC's Hendel House, 746 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19601
MISSION: To preserve and maintain this elegant Victorian Turn-of-the-Century house. Financial gifts for the rehabilitation of the House are encouraged by various events and individual contributions.  The goal of the Friends of the Hendel House is to interpret the history of the Hendel House with accuracy, integrity and liveliness.  In doing so, the Hendel House will have an important and eternal position in Berks County History. The Hendel House is currently accessible by appointment only.  Make reservations by calling Cindy Kauffman at 610-413-8520.
About The Historical Society of Berks County

The Historical Society of Berks County is an educational center that serves to engage and excite our community by interpreting its unique past to understand the present and inspire the future.

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