Summer 2016 Newsletter

You are invited to enjoy our Summer 2016 Newsletter filled with exciting information and updates about the Trust.

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Christmas Tea 2015

The Annual Christmas Tea will be held December 2, 2015. Invitations will be mailed out at a later date. So please keep an eye out for your invitation!

Keim Music Fest

Keim Music FestCome join the Historic Preservation Trust at the Keim Homestead for the Keim Music Fest!

Saturday September 26, 2015, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, come help support the Keim Homestead Restoration.

There will be two music stages, including a kid & family stage! Play your own instrument? Come join other musicians in the Ukulele/Music All Day Jam!

Food will be available for purchase and the event will take place rain or shine!

For more information click here!

Mouns Jones Plantation Day

mouns jones 2Saturday, June 27, 2015

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (rain or shine)


Join Us for

Herb Garden Presentation; Shingle & Tile Roofing Display; Blacksmithing Demonstration; 18th-century Buildings Tours; Amity Village Store Display; Archaeological Dig; Amity Colonial Dancers; Mouns Jones House Wall Restoration; Open Hearth-Cooking; Native American Cultural Display and more

Lunch Options Available

For more information click here.


Architectural Atlas makes a Great Gift

Give the history or architecture buff in your family a special gift, the Trust’s Atlas of Architectural Drawings. This gilt-stamped, case-bound, hand-sewn book contains 82 sheets featuring the architectural elements from 18th-century buildings cared for by the Trust. Click here to learn more.

DeTurk House Wins Restoration Award

The Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County will receive an award for restoration work performed on the Johan DeTurk House. The award will be presented by Preservation Pennsylvania at a ceremony on September 30, 2011, in Gettysburg, PA.

Preservation Pennsylvania is recognizing the DeTurk project with the award for Restoration of a Special Historic Property. Several structural elements of the 244-year-old building were threatening to fail. The Trust stabilized timber support-beams and masonry bearing-walls, mitigated chronic drainage issues, restored access to the cellar kitchen, and re-established exterior façade details. The Trust would like to thank project architects Ortega Consulting, principal contractor Victorian Heritage, Inc., and generous supporters: the William Gotwals family; Oley Valley Heritage Association; numerous individual and corporate donors; Trust members, officers, and directors; Richard Ortega; and a local foundation devoted to historic preservation in Berks County. The award recognizes the efforts of all involved and celebrates the role the DeTurk House plays in Pennsylvania’s historical and architectural heritage.

If you would like to join Trust representatives at the awards luncheon, your reservation (and payment) must be received by Preservation Pennsylvania before August 31, 2011. Seats cost $60 per person. Tickets will be held at the door. Please visit for more information and to purchase tickets.