The Kutztown Area Historical Society (KAHS) was formed in 1974-75 and incorporated in 1976 as one of the first regional historical societies in Berks County.  Responding to the American Bicentennial and recognizing the
bldg1.jpg (39400 bytes) need for a local history resource and repository beyond the auspices of the venerable Historical Society of Berks County, founded in 1869, our society’s founding members created an organization to serve northeastern Berks, comprised by theschool districts Kutztown, Brandywine Heights, and Fleetwood.
On February 27, 1979, the KAHS purchased the 1892 Public School Building from the Kutztown Area School District.  This late Victorian marvel, on the National Register of Historic Places, houses the society’s museum and administrative offices.  Our museum showcases many artifacts and photographs from the Kutztown area. Our non-circulating library holds many

historical publications and is a great source for local historians.  The building is also used for activities throughout the year.  The most popular event is our Annual Holiday Festival, which is held on the second weekend in November.  Regularly scheduled activities include our Monthly Program Specials (third Wednesdays) and the

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Ten O'Clock Scholars program in April.  The Society also sponsors other special events such as quilt and art shows, open houses, trick-or-treat nights, and special exhibitions relating to specific aspects of local and regional history.  Tours of the building can be taken, and library research arranged, during any of our events or by appointment.

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