Keystone Villa at Douglassville in partnership with Berks History Center invites the public to the retirement community at 1180 Ben Franklin Highway East (Route 422), for the second installment of a three-part historical presentation called “Penn Street Through the Years” on Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m.

From the Penn Street Bridge to City Park this stretch of Reading streets tells a fascinating tale.

Join Keystone Villa at Douglassville and guest speaker Rick Polityka, a volunteer and trustee member for the Berks History Center, to learn more about the establishments that were a part of a bustling era for downtown Reading. Discover a time when wagons and trolleys were used for transportation, buildings that turned into movie palaces like Colonial Theatre, The Embassy Theatre and Astor Theater, and shopping excursions to the ever-popular Pomeroy's and Whitner's.

Learn all about these hot spots, the stories behind them and more! Refreshments are available.

This event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. To register, please call 610-385-5002.

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