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The 4th Annual Berks History Conference Focuses on Berks County & the Civil War

by Berks History Center

Mar 06, 2019

The Berks History Center invites you to attend the 4th Annual Berks History Conference on April 13, 2019, located at 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19601.

The Berks History Conference is an annual gathering for history enthusiasts and features a series of lectures on Berks County’s history.

This year’s conference will focus on the Civil War and will cover a variety of topics that explore Berks County’s involvement in the conflict including: Berks County’s famous first, First Defenders, the Ringgold Light Artillery; Provost Marshal George W. Durell and his experiences executing the Federal Civil War draft; a photographic expose of the Antietam battlefields; and the prominent role of the PW&B Railroad in the war and its connections to Berks County.

The Berks History Center welcomes four distinguished conference speakers: Mark Pflum, First Defenders Civil War Historian; John M. Lawlor, Jr., Professor Emeritus; Stephen Recker, Photograph Collector & Author; and Scott Mingus, multiple award-winning Civil War author.

“The Berks History Conference is a unique opportunity to delve into specific aspects of Berks County’s rich history.” said Executive Director, Sime Bertolet. “And when it comes to the Civil War, there is no shortage of stories that awe and inspire.”

The Berks History Conference is sponsored by The Berks Packing Company, Inc. and Sweet Street Desserts.

Tickets are $25 for students, $50 for members, $60 for non-members and can be purchased by calling 610-375-4375. Berks History Center is also offering a special new member fee for $95 that includes admission to the conference and a discounted membership to the Berks History Center. Lunch is included for all participants.

To register call 610-375-4375. For more information and a program brochure visit: berkshistory.org/event/berks-history-conference-4/

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