The Jackson Mansion

  

   The Jackson Mansion Carriage House is now the gift shop.  Call 570-520-4110 for prices and TOUR INFORMATION.
Tours every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Saturday at 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.  Private tours also available!

         

 

 

 

The McBride House


The Berwick Historical Society Libary & Museum is now located across the street from the Jackson Mansion.   
Open: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 
Hours:   11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Phone: 570-759-8020
Gordon Neely Memorial Fund

 

In Memory of Gordon Neely

 

Gordon's work was really just starting at The Society.  With your help we plan on continuing many if not all of Gordon's work.  Hundreds of dollars have already been received in Gordon's name.  Just as Gordon was very special, we plan on doing something special in Gordon's name with your donations.   Thank you.

Donations can be made in Gordon's name to 
The Berwick Historical Society.

 
 
 
80th Anniversary Donations

 

In honor of our 80th Anniversary, we are asking for a special one time pledge, of $80.00.  This money will go to helping The Berwick Historical Society to follow our mission to preserve historical buildings and artifacts of Berwick and the surrounding areas.  With your $80.00 pledge your name will be on our website, Facebook page, inside the Jackson Mansion, and also up in our new Society Headquarters for this whole special 80th Anniversary Year. 
With your support, and our volunteers, we will be able to pass on Berwick history for the next 80 years and beyond.
 

“MAKING BERWICK HISTORY POSSIBLE 
TODAY AND FOR GENERATIONS TO COME”

Thank you to the following for your generous donations:

Jayde Bafile
Maria B. Benedykcinski
Joanne Beyer
Karen Brown (in honor of by anonymous)
Robert E. Bull
Crystal Canouse
Mary Ann Canouse
Joseph Cappelloni
Nancy Vanpelt
Darren Crispin
Julie Crispiin
Robert & Carol Foster
Joan Gearhart
Jeff Girton
Sherri Geines
Joseph Gibbons

Marilyn Gibbons
Lucille I. Horsefeild
Sue Gangwere Hudson
David & Diane Labour
Jim & Bea Long
Diane Martielli
Catherine Stuccio Mentrikoski
Terry & Arlene Riegel
Philip G. Rutledge
Patricia Shaner
Craig & Donne Shepperly
Don & Nikki Shiner
George & Annalee Stout
Jim Stout
Clio M. Strausser
Wayne E. Strausser
Stuccio's Pizzeria 55th Anniversary
Sue Reagan
Deb Williams
Deb Williams (in memory of Jack Williams)
Donald & Marilyn Zlobik
Christopher Zlobik
Jennifer Zlobik

 CLICK HERE TO DONATE

 

Upcoming Events

  

NEW HAUNTED HISTORY OF BERWICK
TROLLEY RIDE
Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th
Trolley times are 4:45 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 & 8:00 pm
Cost $18 - children under 16 $10 - Society Members get 50% off ticket price.
Society Members can not purchase tickets for non-members and get the discount.  You must be a member to recieve the discount.
Only paid reservations can hold spots.  There will be no refunds.  Stop in the Jackson Mansion Carriage House Gift Shop to get tickets or call 570-520-4110.
You can also call Sheri Geines at 570-231-9913.
Since there are only 20 seats per time spot, tickets cannot be purchased online.  There will be a schedule of open spots at the Jackson Mansion Carriage House Gift Shop.
This is not a scary chain saw hay ride.  This is actual history and stories of houses in the Berwck area.

 

Volunteers

 
MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

 
 
 
  
LINDA SULT

 Linda has been a volunteer at The Berwick Historical Society for the past 26 plus years.  In addition to being a president and secretary, Linda is currently the curator of the McBride House and in charge of geneology.  Linda has lived in Berwick all her life and is very knowledgeable about the town and of course loves to research all inquires.  Linda is also often found playing the piano in the Formal Parlor at the Jackson Mansion.  Stop in the new society headquaters and visit with Linda. 

 
Our Volunteers Are Not Paid
  Because They Are 
Priceless
 
        
 

 We always have a need for volunteers.  Desk attendents needed in the museum, tour guides for the Jackson Mansion, and gift shop attendants.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BEING A VOLUNTEER CLICK HERE

Membership Information

 

 MEMBERSHIP NEW BENEFIT

 

50% OFF TOUR TICKETS
Regular Tours
Candlelight Christmas Tours
Cemetary Tours
Victorian Teas

 

(Not to include special fund raising events.)
Members can not purchase tickets for non-members!

 

 
PLEASE JOIN TODAY!
  

Your support will allow us to continue providing dynamic and meaningful experiences today and for generations to come and you don't need to volunteer for anything.

Annual Membership Fee   $   20.00 

 

 Life Membership Fee         $250.00

 
Thank You!  Crystal Canouse Membership Chairperson
 
 
or if you prefer to mail in your payment and application:

Click here to download the Berwick Historical Society Membership Application 
 
 VISIT OUR CORPORATE SPONSOR PAGE
 

Find our how you can become a sponsor and help us

continue the restoration of the beautiful Jackson Mansion
 
 
To Make an On-Line Donation to The Berwick Historical Society
 
GERALD KERSHNER MEMORIAL FUND

 

Gerald Kershner was a graduate of Berwick High School and had a great love for history. He particularly loved the Jackson Mansion as he was the great grandson of Colonel Jackson's coachman Jacob Knecht. His dream was to see the Jackson Mansion restored back to its glory days. Once The Berwick Historical Society got the chance to restore the Mansion, Jerry jumped in with both feet. Jerry made many financial donations and helped oversee much of the restoration using his vast knowledge of the Jackson family. We always enjoyed listening to Jerry tell stories about the Jacksons. He was loved by many and will be missed by all of us.

Jerry left both of his homes to The Berwick Historical Society.  The society needs money to paint the homes and to restore the one home back into the parlor maid's home with both homes open to the public for tours.

The Berwick Historical Society wants to continue Jerry's legacy at his family homes. The society has started the Gerald Kershner Memorial Fund. This fund will be used to continue the restoration of his homes that Jerry helped start.

Donations can be made using your credit card click here or send a check in memory of Gerald Kershner to: The Berwick Historical Society, P.O. Box 301, Berwick, PA 18603.