1 05, 2024

Saving a Sculptured Head from the former Girls’ High School

2024-05-01T13:41:43-04:00May 1st, 2024|Art, Landmarks, Schools|0 Comments

During the demolition of the Girls' High School at the corner of 4th and Court Streets in September 1961, Peter Zuk, president of Zuk Lumber & Demolition Co., Inc. of Belvidere, N.J., whose business had been hired to tear down the old school, received [...]

8 04, 2024

City’s “Gate” sculpture by Robinson Fredenthal

2024-04-08T17:43:55-04:00April 8th, 2024|Art|0 Comments

The "Gate" is an outdoor metal sculpture by Robinson Fredenthal, commissioned by the Reading Redevelopment Authority for the North Sixth and Penn streets courtyard in the Downtown East Urban Renewal Area. It was assembled by Eastern Machine Products Inc. and involved a complex [...]

31 03, 2023

First Known Image of the Easter Bunny in America came from Berks County

2023-03-31T12:59:44-04:00March 31st, 2023|Art|Comments Off on First Known Image of the Easter Bunny in America came from Berks County

The earliest known imagery of the Easter bunny in America came from Berks County. It was drawn near Orwigsburg (West Brunswick Township). Hand drawn and colored on laid paper (8 x 9.6 cm.), Johann Conrad Gilbert created this fractur near Orwigsburg, PA. The [...]

15 02, 2021

Ramon Lago, well-known respected artist and sculptor

2023-11-06T08:25:07-04:00February 15th, 2021|Art|0 Comments

Ramon Lago was a well-known, respected artist and sculptor whose works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Ramon Lago was born in Cuba and brought to the United States of America at an early age.  Lago also lived [...]

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