Don't forget about this Wednesday's special event!
Remembering Old- Time Shopping in Kutztown - Mr. James Weaver
Wednesday, April 6th, 7pm
Mr. James Weaver is the owner and operator of Meadow View Farms. He will be speaking about his remembrances of shopping in Kutztown during the 60's and 70's. The 1892 building will be open at 6:00 PM. The program is at 7:00 PM. Please join us and bring a friend.
The Kutztown Area Historical Society (KAHS) was formed in 1974-75 and incorporated in 1976 as one of the first regional historical societies in Berks County. Responding to the American Bicentennial and recognizing the need for a local history resource and repository beyond the auspices of the venerable Historical Society of Berks County, founded in 1869, our society’s founding members created an organization to serve northeastern Berks, comprised by the school districts Kutztown, Brandywine Heights, and Fleetwood. On February 27, 1979, the KAHS purchased the 1892 Public School Building from the Kutztown Area School District. This late Victorian marvel, on the National Register of Historic Places, houses the society’s museum and administrative offices. Our museum showcases many artifacts and photographs from the Kutztown area. Our non-circulating library holds many historical publications and is a great source for local historians. The building is also used for activities throughout the year. The most popular event is our Annual Holiday Festival, which is held on the second weekend in November.
Tours of the building can be taken, and library research arranged, during any of our events or by appointment.