The program will be at 7 PM at the Society building,
43 S. Chestnut Street, Boyertown, PA 19512.
All programs of the Historical Society are free to members and students.
Past Programs (in red type)
May 3, 2017- Bob and Susie presented a travelling antique show
of vintage and antique laundry implements. They used the implements to explain
the Wash Day process. Washing clothing was both time consuming and physically taxing,
a chore that occupied most women on Mondays, the traditional day to wash clothing.
This was an excellent well received program.
June 7, 2017 – Just Passing Through, a history of people travelling through
Berks county during the 1800s
Another excellent program.
October 4, 2017 – “The Pearl of Richmond School”, a talk by Dori Hoch
about attending school in a one room schoolhouse,
based on her book by the same title
November 1, 2017 – Paul Druzba presented a talk on the history of
Carsonia Park, books were available for purchase.
December 6, 2017 - a Christmas show and tell,
people were invited to bring in a favorite gift for display
( to be set up a few days ahead) and
attendees were asked to match the gifts to their owners.
Each person made a few brief comments about their gift
2 May 2018-Mike Gabriel, Spies of the American Revolution
3 October 2018-Mike Jesberger, Hessian Soldiers
7 November 2018-Paul Druzba
5 December 2018-Bob Wood colonial bake ovens
6 February 2019-Jann Huggens
NASA and Astronaut flight training
6 March 2019
Pennsylvania Deutsche (Dutch)
Jeff is the leader of the Oley Valley
Pennsylvania Dutch club. He will teach some basic words
and will provide background on the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Come and join us to learn about the heritage and language
of a culture associated with Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Future 2019 Programs
April 3, 2019
Bill Cherkasky will talk about the history of the old
Boyertown High School building. His talk
is based on the research project he undertook before
the recent renovations began.
|Boyertown Area Historical Society