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Contains displays that depict local history, including fine arts, industry, transportation and Pennsylvania German arts and crafts. Highlights include the county liberty bell that was rung on July 8, 1776, the Dieffenbach organ, a Conestoga wagon and a 1902 Duryea automobile. A hands-on childrens museum is also featured. A library contains information about Berks County history and genealogy. Open Tuesday-Saturday 9am-4pm; closed holidays and holiday weekends.

Location: 940 Centre Ave, Reading Pennsylvania 19601 Telephone 610-375-4375

Other History nearby:
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(Strasburg) Amish Village
(Philadelphia) Atwater Kent Museum-Philadelphia History
(Philadelphia) B Free Franklin Post Office & Museum
(Philadelphia) Betsy Ross House
(Chadds Ford) Brandywine Battlefield Park

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