The Berks History Center and the Reading Occasional Cocktail Club invite you to celebrate Reading’s vibrant past at Cheers to History, a unique summer social event, on May 13, 2017 from 10AM-4PM at the Berks History Center, 940 Centre Ave. Reading, PA 19601.
Cheers to History: Summer Social is a throwback to Reading’s colorful food and wine culture of the early 1900s on Mt. Penn. Starting at 10AM with a presentation by Food & Wine Writer, Mike Madaio, called “Ruling the Roost: Reading’s Social Heyday”, participants will get a glimpse of Reading’s long-forgotten social scene that centered around the Gravity Railroad on Mt. Penn. The morning presentation is part of Berks History Center’s regular Second Saturday programming and can be attended alone for a cost of $8.00 at the door or as part of the Cheers to History event.
Tickets to Cheers to History are $15.00 and include admission to the morning program and an afternoon celebration, reminiscent of Reading’s unique past. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.berkshistory.org/summersocial. Cheers to History participants will enjoy food, music and drinks that reflect the excitement and entertainment of Reading’s social heyday. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore the treasures Berks County’s extraordinary past with guided tours of the Berks History Center Museum.
The event is hosted in collaboration with the Reading Occasional Cocktail Club, an exclusive group that pays homage to Reading’s rich history in social club culture. The club assembles periodically throughout the city and features rare libations, light fare and eclectic entertainment.
“We are thrilled to partner with Reading Occasional Cocktail Club to present this one-of-a-kind event at the Berks History Center. As the stewards of Berks County’s heritage, Cheers to History is a great opportunity to experience and celebrate the fascinating culture that was, and continues to be, unique to the city of Reading,” said Sime Bertolet, Executive Director, The Berks History Center, Reading, PA.
For more information, please call Alexis Campbell at 610-375-4375 or email [email protected].