SAVE THE DATES: Upcoming Speakers for East Berlin Historical
Preservation Society General Meetings at 7:30 p.m. Red
Men’s Hall. All are welcome!
332 W. King Street, East Berlin, PA
Please join us--Public Invited! Interesting speakers and
topics as well as
fine company and light
refreshments…the perfect evening.
See 2022 General Meeting Speakers Here
Our next general meeting will be held on
June 15, 2022. Before the Battle of Gettysburg started on
July 1, 1863 the Battle of Hanover occurred on June 30th.
Licensed Battlefield Guide John Krepps will
recount the action that happened down the streets and
alleyways of Hanover between the Union Calvary commanded
by George Armstrong Custer and Confederate Calvary led
by J.E.B. Stuart.
NOTE- THE DATE OF JUNE 15TH IS CORRECT. USUALLY
THERE IS A SPEAKER EVERY OTHER MONTH BUT WE
WANTED TO PRESENT THIS INFORMATION
BEFORE THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF HANOVER ON JUNE
MARK YOUR CALENDARS 2022 General Meetings:
Wednesday, September 21st- Bart Stump will
discuss carvings of animals, human figures and symbols
on rocks rising out of the Susquehanna River (known as
petroglyphs) which are thought to be as old as a
Wednesday, November 16th- Tom Davidson will take
us on a road trip through 14 Pennsylvania counties as we
travel down the Lincoln Highway.
Thanks to Jim McClure for an enlightening presentation about “Historical Women
County” on May 18, 2022.
See photos here.
See flyer here.
Thanks to David Peters
for a very interesting presentation on March 16, 2022 about
The Enigma Machine--See
See Photos Here!
Local resident, David Peters,
addressed the audience with an illustrated talk on
the subject of the Enigma machine, a famous encryption
machine used extensively by Nazi Germany to transmit
coded messages. It was extremely difficult to crack the
codes, giving the Germans a superior advantage over the
Allies. Eventually, however, a British mathematician,
designed a machine which was able to successfully decode
the encrypted messages.
See some photos here of
some of the finds that
were displayed at The Great Antique Road Show on
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
fellow members, guests, and anyone who loves antiques
and the stories that come with them! Wednesday, January
19 Red Men’s Hall, 7:30 P.M. This program has become a
great favorite because we are quite talented at
entertaining ourselves by sharing items we have found in
our old houses, back yards, anywhere history loves to
hide. Start digging now and remember, if you love it we
will too! The public is always welcome to enjoy our
general meetings so bring a neighbor, a friend, your
family, anyone who enjoys the thrill of the “great find”
and appreciates good company, good conversation and a
relaxing start to the New Year. Light refreshments
will be served
Thanks to Rosanne Pelligrino for her wonderful potrayal of Martha Washington
on November 17, 2021! This was our final general
meeting of the year.
See photos here.
We learned how the troops celebrated the Christmas season at Valley
On Wednesday, September 15, 2021 we enjoyed hearing the
presentation of the
Victorian Historian (AKA Adam Shefts). Thanks to Mr. Shefts, who
and fascinating stories and facts that happened during the Victorian and
See photos here.
Sorry to say but we had to cancel the
meeting about the Enigma Machine that was
scheduled for March 17, 2021 due to
Covid-19. We still hope to reschedule
at a later date.
The Enigma Machine