Sunday, October 16, 2011

Area authors to give lectures/book signings at Reading museum

The Reading Public Museum has announced two literary events this week:

Local author and historian George Edmond, will sign his new book, "Classical Digs: Archeology, Reading Public Museum and Gustav Oberlander," on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the museum. The event will include a lecture/book signing with Edmonds, complemented by lectures from two of the region's foremost archeologists: Professor Ann Steiner (Franklin &; Marshall College) will present Reading Greek Vases in Reading and Beyond, and Professor Donald White (University of Pennsylvania) will present Some Perspectives from a Classical Archeologist.

Lecturer and artist Bruce Becker will sign his new book, "Kindness and Compassion: The Inspiring Aftermath of the Tragic Amish Schoolhouse Shootings," at the museum on
Saturday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m.

Becker will talk about his response to the deadly shootings of the Amish Schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, PA. The program will include an exclusive exhibition of Becker's never-before seen, Amish-related paintings, with a book signing to follow.

Cost for both lectures is $5 for museum members, $10 for non-members. Seating is limited. To register, click here for downloadable PDF form. To learn more, call 610-371-5850 ext. 227 or email Tickets will be held at the door.

Reading Public Museum is located at 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611. To visit the museum website, click here.

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