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Berks History Center obtains rare Civil War revolver

The Berks History Center is thrilled to announce the acquisition of a rare Civil War artifact currently on display inside the BHC Historical Society...

Local Marines among 3rd Division fallen heroes at Iwo Jima in March, 1945

No World War II battle represents the fighting spirit of the US Marine Corps better than Iwo Jima. In terms of its combat brutality...

Three native sons perish in WWII’s greatest loss of life at sea from enemy action

Although WWIl's tragic sinkings of the USS Arizona and the USS Indianapolis are better known, the worst loss of US life at sea from...

Preserving the past: Berks County’s oldest grave marker gets new life

In a celebration of Berks County's history, the dedication of a newly-created wooden grave marker took place on Wednesday, Nov. 1 (All Saints Day)...
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Berks County’s oldest wooden grave marker celebrated with hand-crafted replacement

Berks County's oldest and last remaining wooden grave marker will be celebrated with the dedication of a newly-created wooden grave marker Wednesday, Nov. 1...

POW losses from WWII sinking of Japanese hell ship include one from Reading

Friday, September 15 marked this year’s POW/MIA Recognition Day. In observance, volunteers with the non-profit Stories Behind the Stars (www.storiesbehindthestars.org) recognized the American POWs...

Volunteers honor local D-Day fallen from 116th Infantry Regiment

The largest amphibious invasion in history was launched on June 6, 1944 when Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy to liberate Europe...

Worst WWII Liberty ship disaster claimed four from Berks County

April 20th is the 79th anniversary of the worst US Liberty ship disaster of World War II, the sinking of the SS Paul Hamilton...
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Hurricane Agnes presentation set for 50th anniversary of its arrival in Berks

The impact of Hurricane Agnes on June 22, 1972, on Berks County will be commemorated at a program on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at...

Historical markers in Reading re-dedicated to Spencer Fullerton Baird and William Strong

The Baird Ornithological Club, the Berks County Bar Association, and the City of Reading celebrated the reinstallation and dedication of state historical markers honoring...
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