Berks History at Home

Watch Your Berks History 

Museum Moments of Zen

#YourBerksHistory on BCTV

Hidden in Plain Sight with RDIDA


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Discover Your Berks History 

Stories from the Blog

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Activites for Children

“Reading Points in Time” Printable Coloring Page

Community Historian Journal Prompts

Family Historian Project for Junior Historians

Create a “Shoebox Archive”

Berks History Walking Tours

Recommended Reading

HJL Book Club Reading List

Berks History Books 

Other Online Resources for Local History

Historic Dreibelbis Farm – A brief history of the Dreibelbis Farm owners

Fleetwood Area Historical Society A brief history of automobile industry in Fleetwood

The Heidelberg Heritage Society 

Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County 

Kutztown Area Historical Society – A brief history of Kutztown

Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles – Photos of a portion of the collection

John Updike Childhood Home – History of the Updike house

Mid-Atlantic Air Museum – Pictures and information of planes in the collection

Museum at Crystal Cave – History of Crystal Cave

Reading Area Fire Fighters Museum – Videos of interest

Reading Public Museum Pictures and descriptions of collection items

Reading Railroad Heritage Museum – Overview of Reading Company history:

Centre Park Historic District – Brief history of the Centre Park area

Conrad Weiser Homestead – Printable documents and lesson plans