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Spring Campaigning Scheduled

With the vernal equinox in the rear view mirror, the trees will begin to bloom and the roads will dry sufficiently to let the First Defenders again take to the field. Two advances are already planned…

Starting off, the Berks History Center is hosting another Stroll Through History on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 12:30 and 2:30 pm. Dig up the past with guided tours of Aulenbach’s Cemetery and enjoy history presentations by Civil War enthusiast, Mark Pflum. Participants please meet 15 minutes prior to tour start time at the upper parking lot of Francesca’s Restaurant (formerly Arner’s) on Howard Boulevard, Mt. Penn. Cost is $5 for members of the Berks History Center and First Defenders, Berks County Civil War Round Table and $8 for non-members. Pre-payment required by calling 610.375.4375.

One month later, the first “Joe’s Jaunts” of the season is slated for Saturday May 4, 2019 as we venture to Harper’s Ferry with retired National Park Service ranger/historian Dennis Frye.  Dennis has spoken multiple times to our Round Table and is a truly dynamic speaker and guide.  You will not forget nor will you be bored on a tour with Dennis, and you can be sure we will visit some sites not normally seen by the public.  Expect a long day, but very minimal and light walking.  As usual, we will carpool, so at the April meeting we will again inquire who wishes to go and start to organize drivers.  We plan to meet Dennis near Boonesboro around 10 am and tour until 3 or 4 pm.   You should bring drinks, snacks and lunch for yourself, and for those who wish, we will stop on the way home at Inn 94, New Oxford for dinner.




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