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Albany Township Historical Society Facebook
The mission is to honor, collect, preserve, and interpret the rich cultural heritage of the township.

Meetings: Monthly meetings are at 7:30 pm on the third Monday of the month in Kempton
Phone: 610-756-6144

Andulhea Heritage Center Facebook
The mission is to collect, preserve, research, publish, and exhibit artifacts and documents of our local area.

Rehrersburg, PA
Hours: Library is open the last Saturday of each month from 10 am – 1 pm
Phone: 717-933-5792

Berks County Genealogical Society Facebook
An exceptional collection of computerized, microfilmed, and printed research. The collection includes local church, ministerial, and cemetery records as well as census records, tax lists, immigration records, histories, obituaries, genealogies, early maps, and land records.

Goggle Works Center, Suite 413, 201 Washington Street, Reading, PA
Phone: 484-509-4806

Boyertown Area Historical SocietyFacebook
Our mission is to collect and preserve the history of the Boyertown area and to provide resources through our research library and exhibits.

43 S. Chestnut St., Boyertown, PA 19512
Meetings: Monthly, February through June, then October through December on the first Wednesday, at the Society building, 7pm
Phone: 610-367-5255

Dreibelbis Farm Historical SocietyFacebook
An intact 18th century Pennsylvania German farmstead, located along Rte. 143 south of Virginville. House displays original furnishings and Native American artifacts. The Annual festival is the 4th Saturday in August.

GPS: 356 Hard Hill Rd., Hamburg, PA
Hours: 2nd Sun. of June, July, and September, 1-4pm. Also by appointment.
Phone: 610- 488-7896

Fleetwood Area Historical SocietyFacebook
Exhibit of local history, featuring the Fleetwood Metal Body Company, which manufactured auto bodies for the rich and famous.

Phone: 610-944-5800

Heidelberg Heritage Society
Local history is preserved in both the 1797 Lerch Tavern, housing a museum and research library, and the 1927 Wernersville Train Station.

Correspondence: P.O. Box 51, 182 West Penn Avenue, Wernersville, PA
Phone: 610-678-6202

Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County Facebook
The Trust is to save historic buildings threatened by destruction, whether it comes from decay, neglect, or in some cases, progress.

31 Old Philadelphia Pike, Douglassville, PA
The buildings are open by appointment

Industries of the Wyomissing Creek Historical Society
Seeks not only to collect and preserve artifacts, but also to share knowledge about former industries which helped the area to prosper along/near the Wyomissing Creek.

110 Freidman Lane, Mohnton, PA
Phone: 610-775-5883

Kutztown Area Historical Society Facebook
Provides museum and historical archive for Kutztown and northeastern Berks County.

1892 Public School Building at Normal Avenue & Whiteoak Street, Kutztown, PA
Correspondence: PO Box 307, Kutztown, PA 19530-0307
Programs: 3rd Sunday, 2pm. September, October, March, April, May
Hours: most Sundays, 1:00-4:00 pm, November-January
Phone: 610-683-7697

Leesport Area Historical Society Facebook
Serving Bern, Centre, and Ontelaune townships. 1858 four-room school house contains museum and research room.

128 Main Street, Leesport, PA
Correspondence: 128 Main St., PO Box 204, Leesport, PA 19533
Hours: 1st Sunday, 1:00-4:00 pm
Meetings: 7:30 pm, 4th Monday, at Bethany E.C. Church, 308 Main St, Leesport
Phone: 610-926-6600

Pine Forge Historical Society
Preserving the history of our Commonwealth's iron and steel industry, the Abolitionist Movement, the Underground Railroad, and the Thomas Rutter family.

Correspondence: Pine Forge Road, Pine Forge, PA 19548
Hours: By appointment
Phone: 610-367-7881

Polish-American Heritage Association of Berks County Facebook
Fostering and preserving the history and heritage of the Polish-American community through cultural, educational, and social activities.

GoggleWorks, Rm. 509 - Cultural Center, 201 Washington St., Reading, PA 19601
Hours: 12 pm-4 pm, Saturdays & Sundays
Meetings: October thru March, 3rd Sunday,  2:00 pm; April thru September, 3rd Wednesday, 6:00 pm

Sinking Spring Area Historical Society and Heritage Park
Visitors can tour the restored Sinking Spring 1872 passenger station and 1858 freight house, once a part of the P&R Railroad, as well as the 1900 era one-room office building, all located in Heritage Park.

Sinking Spring, PA
Hours: Tours by appointment
Phone: 610-678-4219

Tulpehocken Settlement Historical Society
Founded 1970 to preserve and promote the history, culture, and genealogy of the Tulpohocken region. The Society’s building has both a museum showcasing artifacts of the area and the Brecht Genealogical Library containing over 3,000 books and papers.

116 North Front Street, Womelsdorf, PA
Hours: 1 pm – 4 pm. Closed Wednesday and Saturday from November – April
Phone: 610-589-2527

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