3rd Saturday Programs at Morlatton Village

The Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County (HPTBC) 3rd Saturday Programs are offered April through October at Morlatton Village and other Trust properties. These site-wide programs include various formats and topics including demonstrations, interactive sessions, and presentations. Tours of Morlatton Village are offered when applicable. Suggested donation $2/person. All proceeds benefit the Trust.

July 21, 2018 * 11:00am

* Please note this month’s event will take place at the Jacob Keim Homestead on Boyer Road in Oley.

HPTBC volunteer Jim Lewars will offer a walking tour of the Jacob Keim Homestead property and buildings including the 1752 Keim House and Ancillary Building, as well as the Hartman Cider Mill. The tour will highlight the history of the family and the architectural importance of the buildings. Mr. Lewars will discuss the 1789 Jacob Keim will and the 1799 estate inventory taken after Jacob’s death. The inventory documents furniture, tools and livestock on site in 1799; and it also documents how the rooms in the house and various buildings on the farm were being used. Visitors should wear comfortable attire and walking shoes.

Mr. Lewars currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Historic Preservation Trust and volunteers at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum. He has his Bachelor of Arts from Pennsylvania State University. Jim worked for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission for over 30 years at various historic sites throughout eastern Pennsylvania.