Step Back in Time Day

Berks County Heritage Center

Living History

Come experience the Heritage Center’s 200-year history when it was a working farm. See demonstrations and workshops throughout the day of old time crafts and hands-on activities including

Old Fashioned Games

Crafts - Yarn Dolls, Paper Fans, Sun Dials, and more!

Sunday, July 21st 2013 at 11am

1102 Red Bridge Road

Reading, PA

Civil War Encampments - All day!

4th Texas Co. B and 2nd PA Reserves

and Civil War Hospital and Field Medicine

Demos & Displays

Rug Hooking Rug Braiding Quilting

Candle Dipping Needlework Clay

Ice Cream Churning Paper Making

Schnitzelbank Ben Franklin Canal Boat Experiment

Throughout The Day

19th Century Games Herb Garden

Mildred the Houseboat

Gruber Wagon Display Melcher's Grist Mill-Open

Dowsing-"What Is It?"

11:30, 1:00 & 3:00 pm

Colonial Fly Fisherman - Ken Reinhard- Ken Reinard

1:15 and


Amity Colonial Dancers

12:00 & 2:30

Karen Terri Ludwig - Storytelling & Songs

1:30 & 3:45

Toad Creek Duo

Enjoy old-timey, hoedown, bluegrass and folk music with a PA German sing-a-long.


Walking Tours of the Heritage Center

Jim Ohlinger

All day

Tours of the Heritage Center, Melcher's Grist Mill, Hiester Canal Center, Gruber Wagon Works, and Salad & Herb Garden.

There is no cost for these events and activities. Bring a bag lunch.


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