Monthly educational presentations return to Berks History Center

Berks History Center has announced the return of its monthly Second Saturday Programs. The first program of Fall 2022 took place Saturday, September 10, 2022, inside the BHC Museum’s Terrence E. Connor Auditorium, 940 Centre Ave., Reading, Pa., 19601.

Second Saturday programs take place on the second Saturday of every month, from 10am to 12pm, and feature an educational presentation from renowned local historians and distinguished guest speakers.

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Presentation topics change each month and cover a variety of subjects, such as prominent Berks County industries, notable landmarks, famous Berks County residents, local lore, seasonal traditions, and unique events that formed the community that we call home. Examples of past presentations include First Females in Berks County, German Heritage & Heirlooms, Christmas on Penn Street, and Code Breakers: The Code Breaking Service Women of WWII.

The September 2022 Second Saturday program was held in partnership with Muhlenberg Greene Architects, LLC, and featured a live version of their popular game, Guess This Famous Building.

Local Reading area landmarks, past and present, were shown in photographs and hand-drawn renderings by MGA’s founder, Frederick A. Muhlenberg, FAIA.

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“We are thrilled to be hosting Second Saturdays once again at BHC,” said Executive Director, Benjamin Neely. “This community is filled with such interesting history, and we are surrounded by outstanding storytellers who provide wonderful insight into our past. The variety of programs offered through this series is going to be exciting, and there will certainly be something of interest for everyone.”

The cost to attend Second Saturday programs is $5 for BHC members and $8 for non-members. The program fee includes admission to the BHC Museum. Fees are accepted at the door on the day of the event. Coffee, hot tea, juice, and light refreshments are made available for participants at 9:30am.

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