14 05, 2021

Berks County in the Revolution – Germans to the Rescue

2021-06-04T12:03:19-04:00May 14th, 2021|History, Military|0 Comments

The American colonists included large numbers of Germans, many of whom had initially been encouraged by William Penn to settle Pennsylvania, as he deliberately tried to attract Europeans who felt persecuted. By 1775, at least 100,000 Germans had entered the colonies, making up [...]

11 05, 2021

George Washington slept here in 1794

2021-06-04T12:03:19-04:00May 11th, 2021|History, People|0 Comments

President George Washington was once the city’s guest, on October 1, 1794, when he came here from Philadelphia and remained over night at the Farmers’ Bank building, then the Federal Inn. Previously Washington had been at Womelsdorf and other parts of the county. [...]

1 05, 2021

Boy Scouts of America – The Reading and Reading-Berks County Councils

2021-06-04T12:03:19-04:00May 1st, 2021|Nature & Outdoors, Organizations-Institutions|0 Comments

The Reading Council, which would in time become the Daniel Boone Council, was established in March 1916, when Woodrow Wilson was president and World War I was underway in Europe. The United States would enter the war the following year, three years after [...]

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