Grumbier Nacht
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Grumbier Nacht

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“Grumbier Nacht!”
A celebration of potato lore in Albany Township

We will begin the evening with a program about potatoes from their origins in South America to potato farming in the 20th century and ending with a new generation of potato farmers in our area. Local potatoes will be available for purchase.

This program will be followed by a social time featuring potato snacks, complimentary beverages and some special treats. If you enjoyed our gala last September, please join us for this fun evening. A little history, neighbors and food...what could be better?

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Hiwwe wie Driwwe - "Over here as over there"
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Hiwwe wie Driwwe - "Over here as over there"

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Movie Night in Albany Township

In this documentary film, Douglas Madenford, born and raised in Pennsylvania, goes on a quest to learn more about the Pennsylvania Dutch in his homeland and the Palatinate, Germany.

Don’t let the word “documentary” scare you away. This is a fun and informative movie with a cast of local characters.

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Bus Tour - Historic Barns of Albany Township
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Bus Tour - Historic Barns of Albany Township

  • 135 New Bethel Church Road Kempton, PA 19529 (map)
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Join us as we tour some of Albany Townships historic barns by bus.

Barn Historian Greg Huber, author of the book, "The Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania.", will leads us on this tour. We will learn about the diversity and the great differences of some of the surviving barns that dot the countryside of our beautiful township.

Two tour departure times: 9 am and 1 pm. The tour takes approximately 3 hours. A box lunch will be served at 12 noon at one of Albany Townships historic barns.

Parking at New Bethel Church, 135 New Bethel Church Road, Kempton, PA 19529

Tickets available online through our General Store or by printing out the form below and sending a check to: Albany Township Historical Society, PO Box 95, Kempton, PA 19529

BARN TOUR FORM

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 The Life of Wildlife Artist Conrad Roland
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

The Life of Wildlife Artist Conrad Roland

Join us as we welcome Bill Uhrich who will offer us a glimpse into the life and work of artist and ornithologist Conrad Roland.

Conrad Roland was born in Reading in 1900 and was educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 1936, he and his wife Marie Palmore moved to Kempton where he spent the next 20 years studying and painting birds.

A selection of Roland’s work will be on display.

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Moravian Christmas Customs
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Moravian Christmas Customs

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ATHS ushers in Christmas with "Moravian Christmas Customs" presented by Marianne and Gene Allen. We will hear about the wonderful traditions of the Moravians and learn about the early Moravian settlement in Albany Township. Gene will be leading a craft and a traditional Moravian pastry will be served. Please join us in our new meeting room at 404 Old Philly Pike, Kempton.

If you would like to participate in the craft please email info@albanyths.org.

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Community of Historic Barns in Albany Township, Berks County
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Community of Historic Barns in Albany Township, Berks County

Join us on November 9th as author, barn expert, and historian, Greg Huber shares his expertise and love of barns.

Learn about the diversity and the great differences of surviving barns in Albany Township. These barns include Sweitzers, stone and frame, standard barns, ground barns, and up-country posted barns. On the way, see many of the mysterious hex signs and other barn decorations – some very obvious and some very hidden that no one has seen – that adorn many of the township barns.

Greg Huber, author, barn and house historian, independent scholar, consultant and principal owner of Past Perspectives and Eastern Barn Consultants lives in Macungie, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Huber, since 1974 has specialized in pre-Civil War era house and barn architecture of Holland Dutch and Pennsylvania Swiss-German areas. He has documented more than 8,000 vernacular buildings that include more than 5,000 homestead barns.

He is author of more than 250 articles on barn and house architecture. He edited and published the first barn research journal from 1991 to 1994. Huber also is co-author of two books; the second edition of The New World Dutch Barn (2001), and Stone Houses – Traditional Homes of Pennsylvania’s Bucks County and Brandywine Valley (2005). He has given more than 230 lectures on house and barn architecture. He won the Alice Kenney award in 1997 and the Allen Noble Book Award in 2003 issued by the Pioneer America Society. Greg Huber’s 240-page book – The Historic Barns of Southeast Pennsylvania –Architecture and Preservation 1750 to 1900 was published by Schiffer Publishing In July 2017, the book reached Number 1 several times on the specific Amazon Best Seller list for – Vernacular Architecture.

http://easternbarns.com/index.html

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Allemaengel Room Gala
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Allemaengel Room Gala

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The Allemaengel Room at the Albany Township Historical Society is finally completed!
Please join us Saturday evening, September 29 from 7-10 PM for a Gala Viewing Party.
This project has been many years in the making but it is time to unveil this beautiful new space. This room will open up many possibilities for ATHS and the community. Come see the skilled workmanship, visit with your neighbors and enjoy some refreshments
All our welcome but we encourage you to RSVP to:
info@albanyths.org or 610-756-6144

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