WELCOME to EAST BERLIN

where the past comes to life!

 

See photos of work being completed on new pent roof to help prevent water damage to the
Log House, May 2019

Upcoming Events: 
Please join us--Public Invited to General Meetings!
Interesting speakers and topics as well as
fine company and light refreshments…the perfect evening.

 

Next General Meeting on Wednesday July 17, 2019
at 7:30 pm will be:

WHAT’S IN YOUR BACKYARD?  features the Lost Boys Recovery team of Andy Snell and Nate Keister, metal detecting hobbyists.

More information on our General Meetings page;
See Flyer HereOther Upcoming General Meetings Here

 

September Sandwich Sale

There will be a sandwich sale this coming September. Two types of sandwiches will be offered. Turkey and Provolone on a pretzel roll and Ham and White American cheese on a pretzel roll. Condiments are included. Sandwiches are $5.00 each.  Orders will be accepted starting on September 9th through September 20th.  Sandwiches are to be paid for at the time of ordering.  Sandwiches are to be picked up at Red Men's Hall at 11 am on September 25th.   

To place your order please contact Sharon O'Connell at (717) 870-1634 

 

Upcoming General Meetings:

September 18, 2019: FACT VERSUS FICTION 

Have you ever wondered about whether war movies from Hollywood have the events historically correct? If so, come join us for an evening of setting the record straight as John Maietta will separate fact from fiction in 20th Century Fox's movie THE MONUMENTS MEN.  The lecture on September 18th, 2019 begins at 7:30 p.m. in Red Men's Hall which is located on 332 W. King Street. Refreshments will be served following the lecture.   

November 20, 2019: BECOMING SANTA CLAUS 

Sharon O'Connell will share the interesting and fascinating history of how Saint Nicholas became secularized into the Santa Claus we know today. This lecture will be at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, November 20th at Red Men's Hall, 332 W. King Street, East Berlin.  Refreshments will be served following the lecture.

 

Thanks to Bonnie Portzline

for her great presentation entitled "A NEW VIEW:

BIRDS WITH A GETTYSBURG ADDRESS – 2019" at our May 15, 2019 General Meeting
See Flyer Here; See Photos Here

 

Thanks to Mike McGough for a very interesting presentation about leadership characteristics and attributes of several notable figures in American history at our March 20, 2019 general meeting.  See Flyer Here; See Photos Here

Thanks to Jeri Jones for a great and entertaining presentation about the geology in this area at our Jan. 16, 2019 general meeting!  He is a local geologist with a specialty in  geoarchaeology and the owner of Jones Geological Services in Spring Grove, PA.

See Photos from our Christmas Party!

Our Christmas House Tour was held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from Noon to 5 pm and was a great success!  See photos of the 2018 Tour here.

 

Log House Christmas Craft Show held on Nov. 23, 24, and 25, 2018 was a great and well-attended event with wonderful hand made crafts to choose from!  Here are some photos from the weekend.

 

Upcoming General Meetings Topics and Dates
 

  • Wednesday, November 14, 7:30 pm--Thanks to Ross Hetrick for his great portrayal of Thaddeus Stevens on Wednesday, Nov. 14th at our general meeting. It was an interesting and entertaining presentation!  See photos here; See Flyer Here

    Thanks to all of you who supported us during the 2018 Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree!

Older events: 
Our Colonial Day Celebration was held on
September 9, 2017.  See photos from 2017 here!
 

 

EBHPS in the News:

 

See Dillsburg Banner Article about David Taylor's Captured but Not Forgotten Talk.

East Berlin made the top 10 of the Safest and Most Peaceful Places to Live in Pennsylvania!

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 2019 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

Sorry, but there was no Colonial Day in 2018.   We are not sure of the status of future Colonial Days at this time.

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 2017 Here 

 

COME AND JOIN THE FUN:     Unfortunately, our 2018 Colonial Day was cancelled. 

 

     2018 Colonial Day Information  

     We are sorry to say that Colonial Day for 2018 has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  See more info here.

Major Upcoming Events:
  Please Join Us!   NEW 2019 Form!
Click here for printable membership form


See Dillsburg Banner Article about David Taylor's Captured but Not Forgotten Talk.
East Berlin made the top 10 of the Safest and Most Peaceful Places to Live in Pennsylvania!


See photos of work being completed on new pent roof to help prevent water damage to the Log House, May 2019

See Photos from our Spring Tea at Red Men’s Hall on 4/27/19

Mark your calendars:

 

Our next general meeting (open to the public) is on
Wednesday July 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm:

WHAT’S IN YOUR BACKYARD?  features the Lost Boys Recovery team of Andy Snell and Nate Keister, metal detecting hobbyists.

More information on our General Meetings page;
See Flyer Here
 

 

We raffled off the lovely quilt, seen to the right, along with two other wonderful prizes, at the end of our Christmas House Tour on Dec. 9, 2018 at 5 pm.  Winners were selected and notified.

See Photos from our 2018 Christmas Party!

Our Christmas House Tour was held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from Noon to 5 pm and was a great success!  See photos of the 2018 Tour here.

Log House Christmas Craft Show held on Nov. 23, 24, and 25, 2018 was a great and well-attended event with wonderful hand made crafts to choose from!  Here are some photos from the weekend.

We are sorry to say that Colonial Day for 2018 was cancelled 
See more info here.  Our Colonial Day Celebration was held on
September 9, 2017.  See photos from 2017 here!
 

Please Note: NYCHAPS (Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society) and EBHPS are now working together to promote the speaker series for both organizations.  See their website at: https://northernyorkhistorical.org/events-calendar/  and see our General Meetings page for more information.

The Spring Tea on Sat., May 19th, 2018 was great fun with lots of tasty delicacies.  Here are a couple photos from the event.

 

Our Annual Bake Sale on April 28, 2018 was a great success!  Thanks for your support--See Photos Here!


October 28, 2017 Tea--See Photos on our Society Snapshots Page!


The Log House Christmas Craft Show was held on November 24, 25 and 26, 2017 -- always a fun eventSee some photos from this year here!

Thanks to all of you who supported us during the Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree!

Our Colonial Day Celebration was held on September 9, 2017. 
See photos from 2017 here! Next Colonial Day is Sept. 8, 2018!

 

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.  At this time, we have no plans for another antique show.

 

East Berlin Historical Preservation Society

Post Office Box 73, 332 W. King Street

East Berlin, PA 17316

(717) 259-0822

Email:  ebhps@comcast.net

Photo and Information About 2018 East Berlin Historical Preservation Society Quilt! 
2018 Colonial Day Quilt  

This next pattern was chosen because of its simplicity.  It is a “Churn Dash”, or “Monkey Wrench” pattern, 72 blocks in all, each one 8 ½ inches square, set in 9 straight rows of 8 blocks.  The blocks are separated by thin strips of sashing, with corner setting squares.  This time I chose shades of green, with pops of reds, as we had an abundance of fat quarters* donated by Sue Hess.  Thank you, Sue and daughters.  I only had to purchase fabrics for the sashing, the creams for some of the blocks, and the borders (green and gold), and the back of the quilt. I cut the fabrics into squares and strips and gave them to the ladies to piece together.  Erma Barnhart was given the bulk of the blocks, and Winnie Flynn took the rest to a quilt group at the East Berlin Library, who volunteered to help with sewing the blocks.  When they were completely pieced, Erma took all of them and assembled the quilt top.  She did a beautiful job; and it is a very large quilt, king-sized.  She is also making some throw pillows to go with it.  Once I get the top marked with a quilting pattern, we will attach it to the quilt frame.  
*A “fat quarter” is a quarter yard piece of fabric.  Instead of the standard cut, which is 9 inches by the 44 inch width of the fabric, it is 18 inches by 22 inches.  Still the same amount of material, but a short, fat piece, which actually gives you more to work with. 

This lovely quilt was first prize and the winner was drawn on December 9, 2018 at the conclusion of our Christmas House Tour.  Second prize was a pair of decorative pillows, pieced and hand-quilted by Erma Barnhart.  Third prize was a redware bowl by Becy Mummert.  Congratulations to all the winners!

 

Last Updated 6/20/2019