WELCOME TO THE BERWICK HISTORICAL SOCIETY 570-759-8020
 
 
 MEMBERSHIP NEW BENEFIT
50% OFF TOUR TICKETS
Regular Tours
Candlelight Christmas Tours
Cemetary Tours
Victorian Teas
(Not to include special fund raising events.)
 
 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

Click Here

 

 BERWICK HISTORICAL SOCIETY LIFE MEMBERS

If you are a life member and have moved or changed your address, please contact us.
It is important that we keep our database current so you continue to receivenewsletters and other information. Thank You!  
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
In Memory of Life Member
Director Emeritus
Robert Lindquist
1941 - 2017
 
MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS
 
 
 
  
SUE REAGAN

Sue has been a volunteer at The Berwick Historical Society for the past 6 years.  In addition to being a tour guide Sue has taken on the responsibility of being the Tour Guide Coordinator. Sue has lived in Berwick all her life and is very knowledgeable about the town and of course the Jackson Mansion.  In addition Sue is a member of the Mansion Maids a group of ladies who volunteer to clean the Jackson Mansion.  When you visit the Jackson Mansion you will meet Sue volunteering somewhere.

 
 
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

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BEING A VOLUNTEER CLICK HERE

 



 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Berwick Historical Society
Annual Business Meeting
Tuesday April 17, 2018 Starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Maria Assunta.
This year is the 80th anniversary of The Berwick Historical Society Business Meetings. Enjoy a cash bar and social time from 5:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Dinner and program to follow.
Dinner includes: Salad, Homemade Meatballs, Ziti, Roasted Italian Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Beverage and Dessert, all served family style.  Speaker to be announced along with the theme.
Cost for Berwick Historical Society Members is $20.00.
Cost for non members is $25.00
You can reserve a spot by calling or stopping in the Carriage House at 570-759-8020. 
Forms will also be sent out in March Newsletter.

  

 
Sara E. Bull
  
Memorial Victorian Tea
 
On The
  
Jackson Mansion Grounds
  
Saturday, May 12, 2018
 
 
Allow our Jackson Mansion Staff to "Take you back in Time" with our unforgettable Victorian Tea.  Your ticket includes touring our palatial House Museum at your leisure beginning at 1:00 PM.  Afterwards beginning at 2:00 PM enjoy a selection of delicacies and desserts, on the front lawn of the Jackson Mansion while listening to the "Touch of Brass".  Any questions please contact Sheri at 570-231-9913
 

Tickets Cost: $25.00 for non-members
              $12.50 for members

Click Here To Purchase Tickets


 

NEW FOR MEMBERS

Get 50% off Tour Tickets
Regular Tours,
Candleight Christmas Tours, 
Cemetary Tours, and Victorian Teas.
(Not to include special fund raising events.)

 

 

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THE JACKSON MANSION WILL BE CLOSED FOR TOURS 
JANURARY, FEBRUARY &MARCH
Tours will start again on
Saturday, April 7, 2018 
 

 

  

COMING SOON

  June Educational Session
Central Susquehanna Foundation
June 26, 2018 Starting at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Listen to a PowerPoint presentation on the silk mills of the area.

 
 
 

                        

 The Carriage House Library and Museum

IN PREPARTATION FOR OUR MOVE
TO THE NEW HEADQUARTERS 
THE CARRIAGE HOUSE WILL BE CLOSED
JAN. FEB & MAR.
 
Open: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Hours:   
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 570-759-8020
 
 Garrison Room Grand Opening

Saturday, June 2, 2018
This room was sponsored by Crystal  Canouse and Gerald Kershner.    Jackson Mansion tours including Garrison Room 12 pm to 3 pm. The Garrison Room is located on the 3rd floor of the Mansion. This is the second room to be completed on the 3rd floor. The Billiard Room was the first and will also be open for tours.
Celebrate Historical Berwick 11am-6 pm  
Also on June 2, 2018 [ on the front lawn of the Mansion.]   Home made cakes and pies will be sold. We will also be serving coffee and a few tables and chairs will be set up under the trees out front for folks to sit and relax.  A basket raffle will be available also.

 

 
  
JACKSON MANSION TOURS
 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays:
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Phone: 570-759-8020
 
 
 The mansion is closed every January, February and March for major restoration projects.
   
The Jackson Mansion is available for your organization to have a private tour.  All you need is 12 or more people. What a great way for you to provide an interesting day or evening for your members.  We feel confident they will thank you.
 
 
 
 
 
Front Door of the Jackson Mansion
 
Beautiful Flowers
 Thank you Sheri Geines
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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.

The Berwick Historical Society wants to continue Jerry's legacy at the Jackson Mansion and therefore has started the Gerald Kershner Memorial Fund. This fund will be used to continue the restoration 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.