Volunteer Curator Assistant, Amber Vroman in front of Berks History Center’s new pop-up exhibit at the Wyomissing Public Library.
An exhibit featuring the organizational history of the Berks History Center is on display in Wyomissing to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Berks History Center.
The exhibit – which tells the story of The Historical Society of Berks County from its founding in 1869 to its transformation to the Berks History Center (BHC) today – is available for viewing at the Wyomissing Public Library, located at 9 Reading Blvd, Wyomissing, PA 19610, Monday-Thursday from 9AM-8PM, Friday from 9AM-5PM, and Saturday 9AM-4PM.
Curated by BHC volunteer curatorial assistant, Amber Vroman, the exhibit is one of many rotating displays that will be featured at the Wyomissing Public Library now through 2020. The BHC has partnered with the Wyomissing Public Library to share its diverse collections with the community and is part of the BHC’s initiative to make Berks County’s history more accessible to the general public.
The exhibit at Wyomissing Public Library is BHC’s second community “pop-up” exhibit installation this year. In August, the BHC featured Berks County’s industrial history at the Berks County Community Foundation in downtown Reading. These “pop-up” exhibits are just a taste of the historic offerings that are available at the Berks History Center Museum & Research Library, located at 940 Centre Ave. Reading, PA 19601
“The Historical Society of Berks County was founded 150 years ago to help preserve and share the history of our county,” says BHC Executive Director, Benjamin Neely. “Today, the Berks History Center is continuing that legacy in everything we do. From our educational programs and research library services to our activity on social media and our museum exhibits, it is our goal to make sure that everyone in Berks County can know and enjoy their history. The BHC’s new pop-up exhibits are one more way that we can celebrate the rich history of our community.”
The Berks History Center is a nonprofit educational organization that serves to engage and excite our community by interpreting its unique past to understand the present and inspire the future.