This allows the HSBC to be a major cultural magnet, drawing people to our community." The Historical Society houses materials relating to the early history of Berks County in its Museum and in the Henry Janssen Library.
Over 10,000 members and patrons visit during the year. Reeser, Christopher Shearer, Victor Shearer, and Frederick Spang.
The Trust currently owns and maintains eight historically significant buildings in the greater Reading/Berks County, PA area.
The Trust seeks to foster community involvement and support in promoting awareness and appreciation for the role these sites played in our American history.A visit to the Berks County Heritage Center is a journey back through the history of Berks County.It includes Gruber Wagon Works, which is a National Historic Landmark dating back to the late 1800s. Howard Hiester Canal Center, which documents the golden age of canal transportation, specifically, the contributions that the Union Canal and Schuylkill Navigation System made to Berks County.Morlatton Village, found just off the banks of the Schuylkill River, consists of five historically and architecturally significant buildings: the Covered Bridge Keeper’s House, the Douglassville Covered Bridge, the George Douglass Mansion, The White Horse Tavern, and the Mouns Jones House.The Mouns Jones House is the oldest standing structure in Berks County, dating back to 1716.