WELCOME to EAST BERLIN

where the past comes to life!

 

Latest By-Laws (for members)


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


See our latest Berlin Informer Here

 

 Upcoming Events:  

We are planning on having the Log House Christmas Craft Show on November 26th and 27th, 2021 from 10 am to 4 pm.  See Flyer Here.

Next General Meeting will take place in 2022.
Please join us--Public Invited to General Meetings!
Interesting speakers and topics as well as
fine company…the perfect evening.

 

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.

 

Upcoming General Meetings:

  Sorry to say but we had to cancel this meeting about the Enigma Machine that was scheduled for March 17, 2021 due to Covid-19.  Cancelled and we still hope to reschedule.  Please Note: We plan and hope to have this meeting--of course this depends on the status of the Covid-19 virus at that time.  Masks and social distancing will probably be required, depending on the status.

Cancelled:  The Enigma Machine

Red Men’s Hall, March 17, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.  

Local resident, David Peters, will address the audience with an illustrated talk on the subject of the Enigma machine, a famous encryption machine used extensively by Nazi Germany to transmit coded messages. It was extremely difficult to crack the codes, giving the Germans a superior advantage over the Allies. Eventually, however, a British mathematician, designed a machine which was able to successfully decode the encrypted messages.
 See Flyer Here.

 

CANCELLED due to Covid-19:

Next Planned General Meeting is on

CANCELLED--September 16, 2020: “ The Victorian Historian" by Adam Shefts. See more information on General Meetings Page; Red Men’s Hall, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.  We will update you as to the status of this meeting.

And the November General Meeting also has been CANCELLED.  We hope to reschedule some of these speakers for 2021! 

 

The following 3 General Meetings have been CANCELLED due to Covid-19.  At this time, they have not been rescheduled. 

CANCELLED--March 18, 2020: The Enigma Machine
More info on General Meetings page


Also CANCELLED:  May 20, 2020:  SPRING FUND RAISER!
“The Johnstown Flood of 1889” (registration and fee for this event for everyone) 
More info on General Meetings page

Also CANCELLED: July 15, 2020:  George F. Kennan: Diplomat, Historian, Neighbor and Friend 
More info on General Meetings page

Also CANCELLED--Spring High Tea:  Watch this space for information about a Fall Tea that we may sponsor.  EBHPS will host a "Tea in Literature" themed Spring High Tea at Red Men's Hall (332 W. King St, East Berlin, PA) on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 1 pm.  Price per seat: $40 (only 36 seats available).  To make your reservation, call Sharon O'Connell at 717-870-1634 by Friday, April 24th.  Flyer Here (Also CANCELLED)

 

Thanks to all of the presenters at The Antiques Road Show Returns that was held on January 15, 2020!  See photos here.
 

Thanks so much to Sharon O'Connell for a fascinating and fun presentation about the history of Saint Nicholas on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 entitled "Becoming Santa Claus" at our general meeting!  See Photos Here

 

East Berlin Historical Preservation Society thanks all of those who participated in the Adams County Giving Spree on Nov. 7, 2019.  See photos of some of our volunteers

 

EBHPS hosted “Hats On Autumn Tea” at Society headquarters, Red Men’s Hall, 332 W. King Street, East Berlin, PA on Saturday, October 19, 2019.  See Flyer; See Photos Here
 

Thanks to John Maietta who gave a very interesting presentation separating fact from fiction in the 20th Cenury Fox's movie "The Monuments Men" on September 18, 2019.  See photos here

See Flyer Here;  More info on General Meetings page

 

Thanks to the Lost Boys team of Andy Snell and Nate Keister who gave a fascinating presentation about some of their experiences, tools and finds from their metal detecting hobby on July 17, 2019 at our General Meeting.  See some photos here. More information on our General Meetings page; See Flyer Here  


See Photos from our 2019 Annual Christmas Party where we began the holiday season with great food and fun!

The 2019 Log House Christmas Craft Show was a great success! See Flyer Here; See Photos Here


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.

 

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!

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.

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 or 2019.   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 and 2019 Colonial Day was cancelled.  We have no plans for having Colonial Day at this time.

 

    Colonial Day Information  

     We are sorry to say that Colonial Day for 2018 and 2019 has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  See more info here.

Major Upcoming Events:
  Please Join Us!   New 2022 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!

Current By-Laws (for members)

 

Mark Your Calendars:

We are planning on having the Log House Christmas Craft Show on November 26th and 27th, 2021 from 10 am to 4 pm.  See Flyer Here.

Next General Meeting will take place in 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.  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.

Also CANCELLED due to Covid-19:

 

We are sorry to report that the Christmas Party originally scheduled for Dec. 12th 2020 was cancelled due to precautions relating to the Coronavirus.


CANCELLED: The Enigma Machine
Red
Men’s Hall, TBD at 7:30 p.m. (hope to reschedule)

Local resident, David Peters, will address the audience with an illustrated talk on the subject of the Enigma machine, a famous encryption machine used extensively by Nazi Germany to transmit coded messages. It was extremely difficult to crack the codes, giving the Germans a superior advantage over the Allies. Eventually, however, a British mathematician, designed a machine which was able to successfully decode the encrypted messages. 

Also CANCELLED due to Covid-19:

Next Planned General Meeting is on

CANCELLED--September 16, 2020: “ The Victorian Historian" by Adam Shefts. See more information on General Meetings Page; Red Men’s Hall, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.  We will update you as to the status of this meeting.

And the November General Meeting also has been CANCELLED.  We hope to reschedule some of these speakers for 2021!

 

March 18, 2020 General Meeting on The Enigma Machine has been CANCELLED.  At this time, it has not been rescheduled..

Our next general meeting (open to the public) is on:

Also CANCELLED: May 20, 2020:  SPRING FUND RAISER!
“The Johnstown Flood of 1889” (registration and fee for this event)  More info on General Meetings page (forthcoming)

Also CANCELLED: July 15, 2020:  George F. Kennan: Diplomat, Historian, Neighbor and Friend 
More info on General Meetings page

These presentations will be at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays at Red Men's Hall, 332 W. King Street, East Berlin.  Refreshments will be served following the lecture.  Public welcome!

 

Also CANCELLED:  EBHPS will host a "Tea in Literature" themed Spring High Tea at Red Men's Hall (332 W. King St, East Berlin, PA) on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 1 pm.  Price per seat: $40 (only 36 seats available).  To make your reservation, call Sharon O'Connell at 717-870-1634 by Friday, April 24th.  Flyer Here

The Log House Christmas Crafts Show was held on Friday, Nov. 27th and Saturday, Nov. 28th, 2020:--See photos from the fun event here! 


See Photos from our Annual Christmas Party where we began the holiday season with great food and fun!

The 2019 Log House Christmas Craft Show was a great success! See Flyer Here; See Photos Here

See photos of EBHPS funnel cake and hearth cooking booths at the Fall Festival on September 14, 2019

See photos of work 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

 

Thanks to all of the presenters at The Antiques Road Show Returns that was held on January 15, 2020!  See photos here.

 

Thanks so much to Sharon O'Connell for a fascinating and fun presentation about the history of Saint Nicholas on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 entitled "Becoming Santa Claus" at our general meeting!  See Photos Here


East Berlin Historical Preservation Society thanks all of those who participated in the Adams County Giving Spree on Nov. 7, 2019.  See photos of some of our volunteers

The Quilt reorganization group meeting was held on Thursday November 14 at 4PM, at Red Man’s Hall.  See more info here.

 

EBHPS hosted “Hats On Autumn Tea” at Society headquarters, Red Men’s Hall, 332 W. King Street, East Berlin, PA on Saturday, October 19 at 1:00 pm.  See Flyer; See Photos Here

 

Thanks to John Maietta who gave a very interesting presentation separating fact from fiction in the 20th Cenury Fox's movie "The Monuments Men" on September 18, 2019.  See photos here

See Flyer Here;  More info on General Meetings page
 

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! No plans for Colonial Day at this time.!

 

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!

 

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

 

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 11/20/2021