Most of our SOCIETIES have permanent displays of art and artifacts, usually housed at their headquarters. SOCIETIES also mount occasional temporary exhibitions. Visit their individual websites for information.
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
Transportation history museum, Exhibits feature horse drawn and motorized vehicles, including electric and steam powered vehicles, rare Pennsylvania cars, motorcycles, and trucks. Gift shop.
85 South Walnut Street, Boyertown, PA
Hours: 9:30 am –- 4 pm except Mon. year-round
Berks History Center
The history of Berks County from Lenni Lenape Indians to the present. Hands-on-history room for children. Changing exhibits. Research library.
940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA
Hours: Tues. – Sat. 9 am – 4 pm
Central Pennsylvania African-American Museum
The museum contains documents that describe the history and culture of the African-Americans in the new world and in the region. Experience the Underground Railroad Movement with your tour.
119 North 10th Street, Reading, PA
Hours: Guided tours: Wed. and Fri. 10:30 am – 1:30 pm; Sat. 1:pm – 4 pm or by appointment
The John Updike Childhood Home
A museum-in-progress organized for educational purposes. The house where author John Updike lived from “age zero” to 13, after which he and his parents moved to a farmhouse in Plowville that had been in his mother’s family.
117 Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington, PA
Hours: By appointment
Email: Dr. Maria Mogford, email@example.com
Mid-Atlantic Air Museum
Tells the story of aviation by preserving, restoring, and operating historic aircraft. The collection includes military trainers, transports, bombers, helicopters, experimental types, classic airliners, antique, and classic general aviation types. See a P-61 “Black Widow” night fighter, one of only four in existence.
11 Museum Drive, Reading, PA
Hours: Open daily except major holidays 9:30 am – 4 pm
The Museum at Crystal Cave
Presentation of the history of Pennsylvania’s first “show cave.” Historical announcements, advertising, photos, postcards, furnishings, 1891 “Opera Bus,” totem poles, and more.
963 Crystal Cave Road, Kutztown, PA
Hours: Opening Memorial Day. June and September, 11 am – 4 pm on weekends. July and August, 11 am – 4 pm daily.
Reading Area Fire Fighters Museum
A historic 1854 National Register firehouse houses the Museum.
501 South 5th Street, Reading, PA
Hours: Hours by appointment
Reading Public Museum
Established in 1904, it is home to one of the greatest collections of art, science, and civilization of any regional museum.
500 Museum Road, Reading, PA
Hours: Daily 11am - 5pm; for Planetarium show schedule call or check website
Reading Railroad Heritage Museum
Features exhibits, “The Reading Railroad Shaped Communities,” informative video, historic rail cars, locomotives, and museum store.
500 South 3rd Street, Hamburg, PA
Hours: Sat., 10 am – 4 pm, Sun. 12 pm – 4 pm
Robesonia Furnace Firehouse Museum
Friends of The Robesonia Furnace gather, preserve, and disseminate the history of the Furnace. They foster the preservation of both the Fire Engine House and the Furnace ruins/grounds.
Hours: Tours by appointment
Correspondence: PO Box 162, Robesonia, PA.