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The Birx History Center contains thousands of historical documents and photographs of the county

The structure of the building that houses many of Berks County’s treasures was made for preservation. The Berks County Historical Society was built of stone and brick between 1928 and 1929 at 940 Center Ave. In reading to be fireproof. Local historian George M. Meiser IX: “Few institutions of this kind can make a similar …

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The Michener Museum traces American history through shoes

What can we learn about America by looking at our shoes? Especially women’s shoes: Mary Janes, T belts, high heel shoes, open toe shoes, lace-up shoes, strap shoes, sandals, boudoir slippers. More than 100 pairs of shoes spanning 184 years are on display at the Michener Museum of Art in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. “Shoes can tell …

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Rialto Lochee made cinematic history before the fire hit the iconic building

The Rialto Cinema in Lochee played its last reel 60 years ago after entertaining audiences for more than three decades. Gray’s Lane Building made history in Dundee by displaying the first full-length ‘talkie’ in 1929 before it was converted into a bingo hall in the 1960s. It functioned as a bingo hall until the early …

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Aces win first franchise championship – Las Vegas – History – WNBA.com

On December 11, 2017, a press conference was held at the Mandalay Bay Resort to formally present the Las Vegas Aces to the WNBA. In addition to revealing the team name, logo and colors, there were two words on the background: “All in”. From a marketing point of view, the logo was perfect. It was …

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The Farmstead Building houses generations of family history – Agweek

To build or demolish? This is the question that my husband and I, Brian, have asked repeatedly during the past 28 years that we have lived on our farm. Like many farms in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, ours has several wooden outbuildings, each named to reflect its original function. There is the …

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Health Hydro’s behind-the-scenes photos reveal the history of the iconic Swindon Building

A tour of Health Hydro offered visitors a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of the historic Swindon leisure and wellness facility. Dozens of people went on tours over the weekend, and few in one group remembered how they learned to swim there or went for a medical appointment decades ago. The nostalgic glance around the guest left …

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