WELCOME to EAST BERLIN

where the past comes to life!

 

Latest By-Laws (for members)


Please Join Us!   2022 Membership Form!
      Click here for printable membership form


See our latest Berlin Informer Here

 

Wonderful handmade crafts and tools were available at our Christmas at Red Men's Hall event on November 25, 26 and 27, 2022.  It was a great way to start off the holiday season!  See flyer here. See Photos here.

 

We are sorry to say that the Log House Craft Show scheduled for November 25-26, 2022 has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances and will return in 2023.

  

See Photos from The Hearth Cooking Group Here and see photos of Jane and Richard's demonstration of hearth cooking tools at Freedom Christian School Colonial Day, Gettysburg, PA May 4, 2022

Upcoming Events:  

Coming Soon--2023 General Meetings--watch this space!

Please join us--Public Invited to General Meetings!
Interesting speakers and topics as well as
fine company and light refreshments…the perfect evening.  See 2022 General Meeting Speakers Here

 

Thanks very much to Tom Davidson for taking us on an interesting road trip through 14 Pennsylvania counties traveling down the Lincoln Highway on November 16, 2022.  See Flyer Here See Photos Here. 

 

 Thank you to Bart Stump who discussed carvings of animals, human figures and symbols on rocks rising out of the Susquehanna River (known as petroglyphs) which are thought to be as old as a thousand years, during our general meeting on Sept. 21, 2022.  See Flyer HereSee Photos Here.


Thanks to Licensed Battlefield Guide John Krepps for a fascinating talk about the action that happened down the streets and alleyways of Hanover between the Union Calvary commanded by George Armstrong Custer and Confederate Calvary led by J.E.B. Stuart during the Battle of Hanover on June 30, 1863See photos here.


Thanks to Jim McClure for an enlightening presentation about “Historical Women of York County” on May 18, 2022.  See photos here. See flyer here See more info on our General Meetings page.


Thanks to David Peters for a very interesting presentation on March 16, 2022 about The Enigma Machine--See Flyer Here!  See Photos Here!

 

Sorry--this was cancelled:  EBHPS will be hosting a tea on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 1 to 3 pm at Red Men's Hall, 332 W. King St., East Berlin, PA.  Beth Thomason from Thomason's Olde Thyme Herb Farm will do a presentation about herbs.  See Flyer with More Information Here.

 

See Some Photos from our fun Christmas Party with lots of good food that was held on Dec. 11, 2021

 

We are sorry to say that the Log House Craft Show scheduled for November 25-26, 2022 has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances and will return in 2023.

 

Our Log House Christmas Craft Show was held on November 26th and 27th, 2021 from 10 am to 4 pm.  See Flyer HereSee some photos Here.  What a fun event!


See some photos here of the some of the finds that were displayed at The Great Antique Road Show on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

 

Thanks to Rosanne Pelligrino for her wonderful potrayal of Martha Washington on November 17, 2021!  This was our final general meeting of the year. See photos here. 

 

On Wednesday, September 15, 2021 we enjoyed hearing the presentation of the Victorian Historian (AKA Adam Shefts).  Thanks to Mr. Shefts, who shared unique and fascinating stories and facts that happened during the Victorian and Edwardian eras.  See photos 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) Please note: as of Nov. 20, 2019, the Engine House is now owned and maintained by the East Berlin Borough.

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 2022 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.

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to view the buildings.

 

      OUR MAJOR FUNDRAISING EVENT

Sorry, but there was no Colonial Day in the past few years (beginning 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 Colonial Day has beens cancelled.  We have no plans for having Colonial Day at this time.

 

    Colonial Day Information  

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

Major Upcoming Events:
  Please Join Us!   2022 Membership Form!
Click here for printable membership form

See our latest Berlin Informer Here



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!

Current By-Laws (for members)

 

Wonderful handmade crafts and tools were available at our Christmas at Red Men's Hall event on November 25, 26 and 27, 2022.  It was a great way to start off the holiday season!  See flyer here. See Photos here.

We are sorry to say that the Log House Craft Show scheduled for November 25-26, 2022 has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances and will return in 2023.

Mark Your Calendars!

General Meetings:

Coming Soon--2023 General Meetings--watch this space!

Thanks very much to Tom Davidson for taking us on an interesting road trip through 14 Pennsylvania counties traveling down the Lincoln Highway on November 16, 2022.  See Flyer Here See Photos Here. 

Thank you to Bart Stump who discussed carvings of animals, human figures and symbols on rocks rising out of the Susquehanna River (known as petroglyphs) which are thought to be as old as a thousand years, during our general meeting on Sept. 21, 2022.  See Flyer HereSee Photos Here.

 

Thanks to Licensed Battlefield Guide John Krepps for a fascinating talk on June 15, 2022 about the action that happened down the streets and alleyways of Hanover between the Union Calvary commanded by George Armstrong Custer and Confederate Calvary led by J.E.B. Stuart during the Battle of Hanover on June 30, 1863See photos here.

 

Thanks to Jim McClure for an enlightening presentation about “Historical Women of York County” on May 18, 2022.  See photos here. See flyer here See more info on our General Meetings page.


Thanks to David Peters for a very interesting presentation on March 16, 2022 about The Enigma Machine--See Flyer Here!  See Photos Here! 
  See more info on our General Meetings page.  See 2022 General Meeting Speakers Here

 

Sorry--this was cancelled:  EBHPS will be hosting a tea on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 1 to 3 pm at Red Men's Hall, 332 W. King St., East Berlin, PA.  Beth Thomason from Thomason's Olde Thyme Herb Farm will do a presentation about herbs.  See Flyer with More Information Here.

 

See Photos from The Hearth Cooking Group Here and see photos of Jane and Richard's demonstration of hearth cooking tools at Freedom Christian School Colonial Day, Gettysburg, PA May 4, 2022


See some photos here from The Great Antique Road Show that was held on January 19, 2022.

See Some Photos from our fun Christmas Party with lots of good food that was held on Dec. 11, 2021

Our Log House Christmas Craft Show was held on November 26th and 27th, 2021 from 10 am to 4 pm.  See Flyer HereSee some photos Here.  What a fun event!

Thanks to Rosanne Pelligrino for her wonderful potrayal of Martha Washington on November 17, 2021!  This was our final general meeting of the year.  See photos here.  We learned how the troops celebrated the Christmas season at Valley Forge.

On Wednesday, September 15, 2021 we enjoyed hearing the presentation of the Victorian Historian (AKA Adam Shefts).  Thanks to Mr. Shefts, who shared unique and fascinating stories and facts that happened during the Victorian and Edwardian eras.  See photos 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

 

Please Join Us!   New 2022 Form!
          Click here for printable membership form

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

This pattern was chosen because of its simplicity.  It is a “Churn Dash”, or “Monkey Wrench” pattern, 72 blocks in all, each one 8 ˝ 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 12/1/2022