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“Mouns Jones: Licensed Indian Trader”

Jun 06, 2017 • by Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County
The Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County

June 17, 2017 • 11:00am

The Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County (HPTBC) invites you to join us for our June 3rd Saturday Program. These site-wide programs are offered April-October and include various formats and topics such as exhibits, demonstrations, interactive sessions, and oral and graphic presentations. Tours of Morlatton Village will be offered when applicable. Program begins at the White Horse Inn. Suggested donation $2/person. All proceeds benefit the Trust.

Join us for a discussion led by Trust volunteer Larry Ward covering Mouns Jones’ trade with Native Americans in skins and furs exchanged in Philadelphia for goods imported from England, Europe, and the Caribbean Islands. Mr. Ward will also speak about the related transportation and economic issues stemming from this trade. The presentation will be followed by a tour of the Mouns Jones restoration site and the ongoing archaeological project. This project focuses on the building’s root cellar and well, which was recently unearthed.

Larry Ward is a former Historic Preservation Trust board member and currently serves as chair of the Sites and Structures Committee. He has served as project director for numerous Trust preservation and restoration projects. He also co-edited the Trust’s publication Architectural Drawings of Structures Preserved by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County, Pennsylvania, published in 2008. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Physics-Classical Mechanics from Providence College.

The HPTBC is a non-profit organization that acquires, preserves, and maintains historically and architecturally significant properties in Berks County, Pennsylvania and educates Berks County and its’ visitors about the role these sites played in Pennsylvania and American history. The Trust seeks to foster community involvement and support in promoting awareness and appreciation of historic structures and encouraging their adaptive reuse. The Trust currently owns and maintains eight historically significant buildings in the greater Reading/Berks County area. Our office is located in the White Horse Inn on Old Philadelphia Pike in Douglassville. If you are interested in donating to the Trust please call 610-385-4762 or visit www.historicpreservationtrust.org.   

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