3rd Saturday Programs

Our 3rd Saturday Programs are back this year!  We will be offering these site-wide programs throughout the summer, May-September.  Program begins at the White Horse Inn unless otherwise noted.  Suggested donation $2/person.  All proceeds benefit the Trust.


Film Showing From the River

Saturday, May 18, 2024 • 11am

Our first program will feature a showing of a local film featuring scenes from the Trust’s very own Morlatton Village. Our first program will feature a showing of a local film featuring scenes from the Trust’s very own Morlatton Village. From the River is a 35-minute sprint through 350 years of Berks County history. Recently released by Schott Productions in 2023, the film examines the triumphs and tragedies of the region’s history through the stories of the men and women who made it happen. Tracy Schott is a producer/director with more than 25 years of experience creating films and content for television, events, and the web. In 2011, Tracy founded Schott Productions creating hundreds of projects for clients and the community.

The Ten Days That Saved the Revolution: Washington’s Crossing and the Winter of 1776

June 15, 2024 • 11am

In the Winter of 1776, General Washington made a daring decision that would change the course of the American Revolution. Join Doug Miller as he shares the story of Washington’s gamble to turn the tide of a failing revolt. Mr. Miller is the former director of Washington Crossing and the current Historic Site Administrator at Pennsbury Manor.

Get Out and Play: The Schuylkill River Trail in Berks County

July 20, 2024 • 11am

Join Tim Fenchel on July 20th to hear about the significance that the Schuylkill River Trail plays in our region. Visitors will learn about the history of the Schuylkill River Greenways and their programs and projects. The mission of the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area is to connect residents, visitors and communities to the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River Trail by serving as a catalyst for civic engagement and economic development in order to foster stewardship of the watershed and its heritage. Our organization serves as both a National and State Heritage Area and we work up and down the river corridor, in five counties, to connect people and communities to the river, help people tell the story of our region, and celebrate the diverse history and heritage of our region. Tim has been with Schuylkill River Greenways since 2006, serving in several roles and functions over the years. He has over 25 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector and over the last 18 years with SRG has managed multiple grant programs and dozens of projects.

The Pennsylvania Long Rifle 

August 17, 2024 • 11am

On August 17th, Kevin O’Donnell will present an exciting program on the history and artwork of the Pennsylvania Long Rifle. While the iconic rifle used in the settlement of the United States is often called the Kentucky rifle, its origin is mainly here in Pennsylvania. The various places where the rifles were made developed their own specific styles. These styles or ‘schools’ are distinctive to the areas where the rifles were made. These rifles were beautiful as well as functional. They have artistic designs and figures that are carved into the wood or engraved into the metal decorations. Kevin is a reenactor with the First Pennsylvania regiment which portrays riflemen from the early part of the Revolutionary War and has been shooting flintlock rifles for 40 years. Kevin was trained as a gunsmith at the Jacobsburg Historical Society where he took apprentice classes.

Archaeology Open House

September 21, 2024 • 11am