Upcoming Events

   2019 ChristmasTree Sponsorship 
Inside the Jackson Mansion

 You can sponsor a tree in memeory of or in honor of someone. A framed sign will be placed next to your tree inside the Jackson Manson for the whole Christmas season. Large trees $200 and smaller trees $100.
Please visit the Jackson Mansion Carriage House Gift Shoppe to sponsor your tree, go to donations page to make your sponsorship, or mail in your sponsorship with a note stating to whom you want to sponsor the tree for. Address your envelope to The Berwick Historical Society, PO Box 301, Berwick, PA 18603 Attn: Boo at Gift Shop. The last day to be able to sponsor a tree is December 11, 2019.

Thank you to the following Christmas Tree Sponsors:

George Ising in memory of Gail Ising
Mark & Dixie Eisenhauer
Betty Neely in memory of Gordon Neely
Clio Strauser in memory of Frances Anita Crispin
Nancy Vanfelt Chiado
Joseph and Marilyn Gibbons
in memory of Thomas & Evelyn Gibbons and Clair & Arlene Peters
Danny Zettle & Deborah Williams
in memory of Corie Zettle & Jack Williams
Dave & Diane Labour & Craig & Boo Shepperly
in memory of Robert & Eleanor Kappauf and Thelma & Wilson Labour
Jennifer & Christopher Zlobik in memory of Gerald Kershner
Terry K. Reigel & Arlene M. Riegel
in memory of Betty J. Klinetob Riegel & Earl C. Riegel
George and Annalee Stout
in memory of Ray & Minnie Larish and Lenora & Fillmore Stout
Jim Stout & Joseph Cappelloni
in honor of Crystal Canouse in memory of Robert Canouse
Darren & Julie Crispin in memory of Bill & Anita Crispin
Catherine Stuccio-Mentrikoski
in honor of great-grandchildren Elle, Mitchell, & Rosalia
The Bower Family in memory of Linda Kacyon Bower
Joshua & Jessica Levine in honor of LaVerne Nicola
Robert E. Bull in memory of Sara E. Bull
Robert & Trinell Bull in honor of their daughters


Victorian Candlelight Christmas Tours of The Jackson Mansion 
Friday December 13th and
Saturday December 14th 2019.

Sponsored by

Tour the first two floors and the Carriage House of the palatial Jackson Mansion. The grounds and the inside will be tastefully decorated for the season. Antique Christmas decorations will be intermixed with modern lighting to give you a feel of Victorian Christmas past.
Costume guided tour guides, fire pit, refreshments, and picture perfect photo destinations all await you.
Tours start at 4:00 pm each night and the last tour will start at 8:00 pm. Tickets cost $30. Members of The Berwick Historical Society $15. Children under 16 years old $10. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Jackson Mansion Carriage House Gift Shoppe, or on the night of the tours at the Jackson Mansion Carriage House Gift Shoppe.
Call 570-520-4110 for more information about tours and gift shoppe hours. Join as a yearly member for only $20 and get half price off all tour and event tickets.

Purchase Tickets here!



The Jackson Mansion


   The Jackson Mansion is now in tour season. 
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 will be the last day for regular tours until after the Victorian Christmas Tours.
Regular tours will begin again on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. 
Closed December 24th and 25th.  The last day for tours this year will be Saturday, December 28, 2019 unless you schedule a private tour.

Call 570-520-4110 for prices and TOUR INFORMATION,
or go to Jackson Mansion page!
Tours every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Saturday
at 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.  April - December.
Private tours also available!

The Jackson Mansion Carriage House Gift Shoppe




Christmas Merchandies!

Stop in to see what items you can use.  All purchases go to helping to create an authentic Victorian touring experience along with maintaining all of the society's other properties and grounds.




The McBride House

The Berwick Historical Society Library & 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 






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


Membership Information

(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
or if you prefer to mail in your payment and application:

Click here to download the Berwick Historical Society Membership Application 
  Find our how you can become a sponsor and help us
  continue the restoration of the beautiful Jackson Mansion
and all of the soicety's properties!


To Make an On-Line Donation to The Berwick Historical Society
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.  $3,800.00 has already been received in Gordon's name.   

We are installing an antique wrought iron fence in the front of our society headquarters in memory of Gordon Neely.  There will be a large plaque on the fench in memory of Gordon.

We need your help to raise another $3,500.00 to cover the cost of this memorial. 

All proceeds from the Christmas Wine and More Basket will go to this fund.  Or you can simply donate below.

Thank you.

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



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.