Reading, PA – Mifflin Community Library (MCL) is partnering with the Berks History Center (BHC) to encourage families to get out and explore the rich local history of Berks County by offering a summer-long local history quest.
The program, called “Road to Roots”, launched on July 1 and features thirteen locations across Berks County that originate from a background of deep history. Getting started on the adventure is easy – Maps are available at Mifflin Community Library for participants to navigate across each landmark. Inside the map is a QR code that leads participants to a summary of each location, sharing each landmark’s unique past and rare historic photos.
Road to Roots was designed as a solution for families to get out and explore the world around them in a safe manner in these uncertain times this summer.
“With navigating the world post-pandemic, many families are still looking for exciting activities to do together this summer,” explains MCL team member Alison Dietrich, “We thought that partnering with BHC was the perfect opportunity to show families there are plenty of things to discover right in their backyard, thanks to Berks County’s incredible history!”.
Road to Roots highlights numerous historical organizations located throughout Berks County, including the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, the Daniel Boone Homestead and Morlatton Village. Some sites do require a modest admission fee. Please see program details for more information.
Once participants have visited ten out of the thirteen locations, they are to return their map before August 31 to MCL in exchange for a prize and the opportunity to be entered into a raffle featuring passes for various local history centers and gift cards. The winner of the raffle will then be announced on September 1.
“BHC is thrilled to be collaborating with MCL and numerous community organizations for this program,” said BHC Communications and Marketing Manager, Amy Fulton. “ Road to Roots offers local residents a unique and fun opportunity to learn more about the 300-year story of Berks County and its people.”