DOUGLASSVILLE — The Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County will present its first-ever “Twelfth Night Revelries” fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 5.

Celebrate the conclusion of the Yuletide season and begin the New Year with food and festivities, and music and dance at the 1762 White Horse Tavern, which will be bedecked in nature’s green finery and holly. The event will also feature Amity Colonial Dancers and live music by Dave Kline. Mulled cider and various holiday treats are on the menu.

Twelfth Night is an ancient celebration steeped in the mists of time. Thought to originate in early Anglo-Saxon traditions, it evolved to mark the coming of the Epiphany, and the conclusion of the 12 days of Christmas. It is marked as a time of great merrymaking and song.

Celebrate as it was done in “the olden times” and still in England, the Alps, Germany, and even the .US., as the Trust commemorates this early and joyful tradition. The Amity Colonial Dancers will perform at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Kline will be on hand to sing and play his lute-guitar, recite a Wassail Toast, and add to the general merriment.

Event admission is $5 per person.

“Twelfth Night Revelries” will be held at the White Horse Inn in Morlatton Village, 31 Old Philadelphia Pike, Douglassville, PA 19518. For event specific information, contact Sue Speros at firecracker32@verizon.net or 610-777-7567.

Snow date for this event is Saturday, Jan. 12.

Check the group’s website and Facebook page for updates. This event is sponsored and run by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County. All proceeds from this event benefit the Trust’s educational and preservation programs and projects.

The Trust is a non-profit organization that acquires, preserves, and maintains historically and architecturally significant properties in Berks County and educates Berks County and its visitors about the role these sites played in Pennsylvania and American history.

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