Road to Roots

Road to Roots 2021

 

Join Mifflin Community Library and Berks History Center for a local history adventure/ultimate summer road trip! From July 1st - August 31st, you can partake in this summer adventure that offers local residents a unique and fun opportunity to learn more about the 300-year story of Berks County and its people.

The program, called “Road to Roots”, launches on July 1 and features thirteen locations across Berks County that originate from a background of deep history. Getting started on the adventure is easy - Maps are available at Mifflin Community Library for participants to navigate across each landmark! Inside the map is a QR code that leads participants to a summary of each location, sharing each landmark’s unique past and rare historic photos.

Road to Roots highlights numerous historical organizations located throughout Berks County, including the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, the Daniel Boone Homestead and Morlatton Village. Some sites do require a modest admission fee. Please see program details for more information. 

Once participants have visited ten out of the thirteen locations, they are to return their map before August 31 to MCL in exchange for a prize and the opportunity to be entered into a raffle featuring passes for various local history centers and gift cards. The winner of the raffle will then be announced on September 1.

Share your photos from your local history adventures with us! Use the hashtag #berksroadtoroots as you travel to each location, and let us know what you've been learning about Berks this summer!

*Please visit the website of each location before visiting to take note of visitation hours. While a majority of these locations are free, some may charge small fees for entry.

 

Want to start your adventure from home?

Click here to download the map and print at home.

Click here to download the historical summaries of each location.