Whether you have lived in Berks County, PA your entire life or are considering moving into the area, a visit to Berks County Heritage Center in Reading is a wonderful way to immerse yourself the county’s extensive cultural history.
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A Visit to Berks County Heritage Center
Distelfink: Expect to be greeted in the parking lot by the popular, colorful Distelfink sculpture. The stylized bird figure represents the heritage of the Pennsylvania Dutch, who brought their customs and folk art traditions with them when they came to Pennsylvania more than 300 years ago. Distelfink are displayed for good luck and happiness.
Red Bridge: The walkway you pass through to enter the Heritage Center is actually Wertz’s Covered Bridge, also known as the Red Bridge. It was built in 1867 and is the longest single span covered bridge in Pennsylvania, stretching 220 feet across Tulpehocken Creek.
Gruber Wagon Works: Located on the grounds of the Center, this National Historic Landmark was operated in Mt. Pleasant between 1882 and 1971 and is a fascinating example of a bygone American industry – the handcrafted production of farm wagons – which employed 20 craftsmen at one time.
C. Howard Hiester Canal Center: This center gives visitors the opportunity to view the most extensive private collection of artifacts and other items related to canal transportation, including a tugboat pilothouse, a tollbooth and a coal scow, and information about its contribution to the history of Berks County in the era before railroads and automobiles.
Also on the property are Melcher’s Grist Mill, constructed about 1888, which was turned grains into animal feed and corn into cornmeal through the use of millstones, and Deppen Cemetery, which served as a family burial ground in Mt. Pleasant from 1808 to 1915, and may have been the final resting place of Irish laborers who fell victim to “canal” or “swamp” fever while building the Union Canal during the 1820s.
As demonstrated by the Heritage Center, Berks County is loaded with history and is a delightful place to call home! The Matt Wolf Team at Berks Real Estate can show you homes for sale in the area and provide you with an outstanding experience. Give us a call at (610) 685-3189 to get started working with us.
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