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Pottstown Police Schedule Park Fishing Derby

POTTSTOWN PA – The annual fishing derby sponsored by the Pottstown Police Officers’ Association, for children ages 12 and younger, has been scheduled for May 15 (2021; Saturday) with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. in Memorial Park on West King Street, and fishing to start at 8 a.m.

Fishers and their accompanying parents or guardians are asked to enter the park on King Street, and head toward the registration tent set-up near the baseball fields. Bring your fishing equipment and bait.

May 15 Open House Re-Introduces Morlatton Village

DOUGLASSVILLE PA – An open house and an archeology site presentation will be available to the public May 15 (2021; Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Morlatton Village, 31 Old Philadelphia Pike, as a program of the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County. The event serves as an introduction to the village and the families who once called its buildings home, the trust said.

Morlatton Village represents pieces of an early Swedish settlement begun in the early 1700s, when Berks County was still the frontier. Structures constructed slightly later in the 1760s also comprise the village, including the 1716 Mouns Jones House, 1730 or 1830 Bridge Keepers house, 1763 George Douglass Mansion, and White Horse Inn (circa 1762).

Chapter 21 of the Society of Pennsylvania Archeology, along with the trust, will present the latest archaeological findings at the 1716 Mouns Jones House. The society conducts archaeological excavations weekly from April through October at the property, and has uncovered numerous artifacts over several years relating to its history. The Mouns Jones House is the oldest standing building in Berks County.

The program will occur entirely outdoors, without restrooms on-site. Visitors are asked to wear a mask and maintain proper social distancing.

The trust is a non-profit organization that acquires, preserves, and maintains historically and architecturally significant properties in Berks County and educates visitors about the role these sites played in Pennsylvania and American history. It seeks to foster community involvement and support in promoting awareness and appreciation of historic structures and encouraging their adaptive reuse.

The trust currently owns and maintains eight historically significant buildings in the greater Reading area and the county. Its office is located in the White Horse Inn, Old Philadelphia Pike.

New Hanover Fishing Derby Returns to Hickory Park

GILBERTSVILLE PA – New Hanover Township’s Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Fishing Derby on May 15 (2021; Saturday) from 9-11 a.m. at Hickory Park, Big Road. The event, intended for children age 12 and younger, is free to attend by the public.

Advance registration is required. An online registration form is available at the township website, here.