Third Saturday History Programs Return in Berks County

DOUGLASSVILLE PA – Three Berks County history-oriented topics will be featured in June, July and August with the return of the Third Saturday Summer Programs presented by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County. All will be held at the trust’s White Horse Inn property in Morlatton Village on Old Philadelphia Pike.

Scheduled are:

  • “George Douglass Mansion Restoration Preview,” on June 18 at 11 a.m. Mistress Douglass will welcome visitors into the Mansion and Trust volunteer Larry Ward will discuss the ongoing restoration project. The White Horse Tavern will also be open for tours;
  • “The French and Indian War in Pennsylvania, 1749-1758” on July 16 at 11 a.m. Join Lynn Otto as he discusses the beginning of “The First World War in Pennsylvania.” Many historians consider the French and Indian War to be the First World War because it was truly a global war, and not fought just in the colonies. The presentation will feature the early struggles and defeats, and finally the Redemption at the Forks of the Ohio. Otto has been a re-enactor for more than 30 years, and has served on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Conrad Weiser; and
  • “Founding Females: Women of the Revolution,” Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. The Founding Fathers are well-studied, but less well-known are the courageous wives, mothers, daughters, and female friends who are often overlooked in their shadows. Join historian and genealogist Darlene Moyer as she explores these ladies’ important contributions to the American Revolution.

An attendance donation of $2 per person is suggested. All proceeds benefit the trust.

The trust is a non-profit organization that acquires, preserves, maintains, and provides education about historically and architecturally significant properties in Berks County. For more information, call 610-385-4762.

Photo provided by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County