Upcoming Events:

 
Our next Colonial Day Celebration will be on
September 9, 2017.  2017 Vendor Information Below!

 

Upcoming General Meetings Topics and Dates


 

EBHPS Open House was held on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 2 pm to 4 pm   See Photos from Open House Here!

EBHPS in the News:

A blast from the past! Check out the East Berlin, PA 1964 Bicentennial Parade on YouTube! Follow this link!
See Youtube Video of Richard Fox Promoting EBHPS and Its School Program in "Authentic Adams County - Preserving the Past".  Also, Luke Miller of EBHPS received a Home Restoration Award from Historic Gettysburg Adams County for his restoration of the Luke Miller House in East Berlin.

Our Christmas House Tour was held on Sunday, December, 11, 2016 from Noon to 5 pm.  Flyer Here More Detailed Info Here!  Ticket Info Here!  Photos from 2016!

Our Colonial Day Celebration on September, 10, 2016 was a great success!  See photos Here 
The Log House Craft Show was held on November 25, 26 and 27, 2016 from 10 am to 4 pm and was lots of fun!  Flyer Here
 

WELCOME to EAST BERLIN

                              where the past comes to life!

 

EAST BERLIN is an historic town located in Adams County, Pennsylvania.

The main street was placed on the national register of Historic Place in recognition  of its many early buildings. East Berlin Historical  Preservation Society was  organized in 1975 in an effort to preserve the unique heritage of the town and is responsible for the following historic buildings:

Red Men's Hall (Location 1)

Church / School House (Location 2)

Log House (Location 3)

Swigart's Mill (Location 4)

Liberty #1 Engine House (Location 5)

For more information contact us at:

East Berlin Historical Preservation Society

Post Office Box 73, 332 W. King Street

East Berlin, PA 17316

(717) 259-0822

Email:  ebhps@comcast.net

 

Please Join Us: NEW 2017 Form!
          Click here for printable membership form


The 1764 Preservation Fund is designed for companies and organizations to provide annual contributions for the ongoing preservation of the Society’s buildings. See how you can help here.

Facebook Link

Click on the Location in the center of the page

to view the building.

 

      OUR MAJOR FUNDRAISING EVENT

The next Colonial Day will be on September 9, 2017.  2016 Forms are below.  (2017 forms not yet available)   Juried vendors of fine traditional and contemporary crafts set up on West King St. in the National Historic District. Forged iron, copper and tinware, scherenschnitte, folk art, furniture, baskets, toleware, floor cloths, woven rugs, handloomed textiles and much more. Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free demonstrations and entertainment. Delicious food available. Free admission. Rain or shine. No pets, please. Sole sponsor:  East Berlin Historical Preservation Society. Info: 717-259-0822 or ebhps@comcast.net See Photos from Colonial Day 2016 Here 

 

COME AND JOIN THE FUN:     Join our next Colonial Day Celebration on September 9, 2017.  If you are interested in being a vendor please email us at ebhps@comcast.net or call us at 717-259-0822.  You may also download applications for 2017 immediately below.
 

2017 Colonial Day Information:  2016 Colonial Day Information:

2017 Colonial Day Craft Vendor Forms are below:

Vendor Letter 2016 Colonial Day Vendors and Program Here! 
Rules and Regulations Photos from 42nd Colonial Day held on Sat. Sept. 10, 2016
Vendor Application 2016 Colonial Day Rack Card
Vendor Contract
Applications due ASAP! 

 

 
Major Upcoming Events:

 

Mark your calendars:

Our next Colonial Day Celebration will be on September 9, 2017.  Information for vendors for 2017, hereApplications due ASAP!
See Our Photos from 42nd Colonial Day held on Sat. Sept. 10, 2016

 

EBHPS Open House was held on June 4, 2017 from 2 pm to 4 pm (in conjunction with EBACC Garden Tour)

 See Photos from Open House Here!

Our biennial EBHPS Christmas House Tour was held on December 11, 2016 from Noon to 5 pm.  Flyer Here More Detailed Info Here!  Ticket Info Here!  Photos from 2016!

The Log House Craft Show was held on November 25, 26 and 27, 2016 from 10 am to 4 pm and was a lot of fun!  Flyer Here

Our Yard and Bake Sale on April 30th was a great success.  See some photos on our Society Snapshots page!  Thanks for your support!

We regret that we had to cancel our 2016 East Berlin Antique Show due to a scheduling conflict.  We hope to resume our show in Spring 2017.

Our Log House Christmas Craft Show was held on Nov. 27, 28 and 29, 2015 and was a great success! Photos from 2015 Here--Flyer Here

The East Berlin Historical Preservation Society Antique Show was held April 30, May 1 and May 2, 2015-- See Photos From 2015 Show Here!  DEALERS:  If you are interested in becoming a dealer at our antique show (held annually near the end of April), please complete the form here.

SHOPPERS/BUYERS:  If you are interested in being added to our mailing list for our events, please complete the form here.

East Berlin Historical Preservation Society

Post Office Box 73, 332 W. King Street

East Berlin, PA 17316

(717) 259-0822

Email:  ebhps@comcast.net

Preview: 2017 Colonial Day Quilt (next Colonial Day is Saturday, September 9, 2017)
  


This lovely quilt is a Civil War sampler quilt, with 25 blocks, all different. The blocks of this quilt tell the story of the Civil War.  Some of their names are “True Blue”, “Confederate Rose”, “Union Square”, and “Lincoln's Platform”, to name a few.  Each block has significance to the people who lived during the War.  Each block has a meaning,;for instance, one of the blocks is named “Sugar Bowl”  It is an empty sugar bowl, significant because sugar was in very short supply ( a product of the South, therefore, not available to the Yankees of the North). Erma finished, the quilt within a month – she said it was fun to work with so many different blocks.

 

Last Updated 6/12/2017