3rd Saturday Programs at Morlatton Village

The Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County (HPTBC) is excited to announce a new series of programs that will be offered April through October at Morlatton Village in Douglassville. These site-wide programs will include various formats and topics including exhibits, demonstrations, interactive sessions, and oral and graphic presentations. Tours of Morlatton Village will be offered when applicable. Program begins at the White Horse Inn. Suggested donation $2/person. All proceeds benefit the Trust.

“Terror in the Tulpehocken”

Saturday, April 21, 2018 • 11:00am

 Join us on April 21 for an exciting presentation by Lynn Otto. “Terror in the Tulpehocken” is a look at a period of three years, 1755-1758, in the Tuplehocken Valley where intense attacks by French and Indians went seemingly unchecked due to the unpreparedness of Pennsylvania to counter these attacks. Mr. Otto will also explore why Pennsylvania was so unprepared for this onslaught.

Lynn Otto is a graduate of Williamsport Area Community College and was employed in the concrete accessory business for over 41 years. Serving as Vice President and Treasurer of the Friends of Conrad Weiser Homestead since 1999, he is a regular volunteer and chairperson of their Event Committee. Mr. Otto is commander of the recreated French and Indian War era 1st Battalion, The Pennsylvania Regiment and volunteers at several other historic sites.

“Hallie’s Heroes of the Colonial Era”

Saturday, June 16, 2018 • 10:00am

 Join us on June 16 and discover the bravery, independence and intelligence of notable women during the colonial era by women’s history enthusiast Hallie Vaughan. See these women’s stories come to life with a vibrant presentation and learn about what made their lives unique and how they contributed to the course of American history.

Hallie Vaughn is the founder of Hallie’s Heroes, an organization that presents fun lectures about women throughout history. She is a retired elementary school teacher and volunteers at numerous historic sites and museums throughout the county. Ms. Vaughn also teaches history courses for Alvernia’s Seniors College and is heavily involved in the Daughters of the American Revolution. 1755 through 1758.

“Springtime at Morlatton Village”

Saturday, May 19, 2018 • 10:00am

See event page for details.

June 16, 2018 • 11:00am