First Wednesday of the Month,
October to June
(no meeting in January or from July to September)
A $5.00 donation is being asked of all non-members
|Boyertown Area Historical Society
43 S. Chestnut Street, Boyertown, PA 19512
610.367.5255 General email:Boyertownhistory@windstream.net
Museum and Library: Boyertownhistory.email@example.com Office Manager: Boyertownhistory.firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: Boyertownhistory.org Follow the Society on Facebook
Hours: Wednesday 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM and Tuesday 5:00-9:00 PM Closed Holidays
Please contact the Museum and Library Director or Office Manager
for Information on Group Tours and Educational Programs.
Use this link to access the Historical Society By-Laws
|PRESERVING THE PAST
FOR THE FUTURE:
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|2018 Memberships are due!
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and an application.
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|Events and Activities:
April 5, 2017
A presentation on the mines and minerals of Berks County
and the Boyertown Area by Ronald Sloto. This was an excellent program
that was well attended.
May 3, 2017- Bob and Susie Lee, the Wringer Center for Higher
Learning, provided a guided tour of the history of Wash Day.
Traditionally washing was done on a Monday and was a time consuming
difficult process. Bob and Susie used their collection of wash day
implements that the changes from the 17th to the early 20th centuries.
It was an excellent program.
June 7, 2017 – Marcia Houston presented
“Just Passing Through”, a program featuring the memories and
observations by people traveling through Berks County
during the early 1800s. She used letters and diaries,
often reading from them, to emphasize descriptions of Berks County
as it was two hundred years in the past.
An informative and engaging program.
October 4, 2017 – “The Pearl of Richmond School”, a talk by Dori Hoch
about being educated in a one room schoolhouse. The presentation
was based on her book by the same title
November 1, 2017 – Paul Druzba presented a program on the history of
Carsonia Park, an extremely popular amusement park. His book on Carsonia
Park was available for purchase.
No program in January 2018
|Experience A Bit of Holiday Magic
at the Boyertown Historical Society!
There will be an exhibit of Christmas trees from
eight time periods, showcasing antique and vintage
Walk through decades of Christmas past. The
display in open to the public on
December 16, 2017 from 1-6 PM.
View the changes in decorating styles from the late
1870's to the 1980's. Free admission.
The Bear Drop is coming on
December 31, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM.
The Bear will drop when it is midnight in
Germany, at 6:00 PM.
This is a family event that has become a
New Year's tradition. Refreshments
will be provided.
This is also the last chance to see
the extensive display of antique and vintage