(610) 369-3054
3 E. Philadelphia Ave.
Boyertown, Pa 19512

Welcome to Building a Better Boyertown

Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) is a non-profit organization formed in 2002. Boyertown, PA is a Main Street Community, received funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and private donors to focus on downtown revitalization.

BBB staff and volunteers develop and accomplish tasks that maintain Boyertown’s historical heritage, promote downtown Boyertown and attract people to the community. They concentrate on business recruitment and retention and on providing technical assistance and grant opportunities for property and business owners in the Main Street District to make facade improvements enhancing the town's Victorian architecture.

Overall, Boyertown's approach to revitalization is comprehensive in nature. We are always looking for fresh faces and ideas to help us achieve our goals. Come join us, and the fun!

New this year!  Pre -Register for Cruise night and be the first 150 participants to receive a dash plaques!

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Are you looking for art-related activities this summer?  Consider Studio B! Download our schedule HERE!studiob

Boyertown, PAFriday, June 12, 2015– The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles recently announced the promotion of Deborah Bertolet from Assistant Executive Director to Executive Director.

Deborah was brought on to the Boyertown Museum team in October of last year as the Assistant Executive Director. As Executive Director, she will continue to initiate positive changes by promoting the Museum more, exposing it to the community and collaborating with more local groups and organizations. “The Museum is such a ‘Gem’ for Boyertown and surrounding areas. I want to increase its ‘Brilliance’ so that it touches many more lives,” Bertolet said.

She is originally from Camp Hill, but has planted deep roots in Berks County. She has an extensive background in marketing and event planning, including such events as the Berks Jazz Fest, Berks County 250th Anniversary Commission, RiverFest and the Governor’s Awards for the Arts.

She currently serves as VP on the Mount Gretna School of Arts board. She is past president of the Berks Arts Council and the Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts. She has served as Chairman of the annual Berks Jazz Fest for 2 years. She helped to develop the Lebanon Arts Center and First Friday in downtown Lebanon.

The Museum, located at 85 South Walnut Street in Boyertown, PA preserves the transportation history of southeastern Pennsylvania and displays over eighty locally manufactured cars, trucks, carriages, motorcycles, sleighs, and other types of vehicles. The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 am – 4 pm and is closed on Mondays. For more information call 610-367-2090 or visit www.boyertownmuseum.org.

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Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

85 South Walnut Street

Boyertown, PA 19512

610-367-2090

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boyertown.Museum

www.boyertownmuseum.org

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Meadows_at_Frederick_CAM2_09Frederick Living continuing care retirement community will celebrate the groundbreaking of its Meadows expansion project on June 30 at 10 a.m. Media are invited to photograph the ceremonial event.

Frederick Living Chief Executive Officer John Hendrickson will be joined by representatives from the project’s partners, Barton Partners, RGS Associates, Wagman Construction and Univest Bank and Trust Co.

“We are eager to begin this unique and important expansion to our campus, which puts Frederick Living at the forefront of senior living design trends,” Hendrickson said.

The Meadows is an innovative design based on the “pocket neighborhood” concept that is gaining popularity among architectural pioneers. This design supports a growing number of studies showing that greater social engagement and intellectual stimulation aids mental and emotional wellness, and even translates into longer lifespans.

In “pocket neighborhoods” small groupings of houses around a courtyard or common garden promote a greater sense of community and provide more opportunities for social interaction than the contemporary developments that populate most suburbs.

Phase 1 of The Meadows will feature a 20 cottages , each clustered around and facing a common…READ MORE

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charlesadamsJun 27th, Jul 25th, Aug 22nd, Sep 26th, Oct 10th  & 17th         $12.00    ($10.00 members & students)
starting at 8:30 PM inside the Society building at 43 S Washington St.

The book, Haunted Boyertown by Charles Francis Adams and the DVD, The Rhoads Opera House Fire:  The Legacy of a Tragedy, are still available for sale.  The price of Haunted Boyertown is still only $15.00.  The price of The Rhoads Opera House Fire DVD has been reduced from $29.95 to only $20.00.  And, if it is purchased by an attendee at one of our events, the price is further reduced to a mere $15.00.
We are planning some additional Paranormal Investigations and should be able to announce specific information soon, including a paranormal investigation at Popodickon Manor, built around 1732 as the mansion for owners of Colebrookdale Furnace, first iron furnace in Pennsylvania.  We will be allowed to investigate in the house, graveyard, and alleged burial site of Chief Popodickon.
Unfortunately, we have been forced to suspend all Haunted & Historical Train Rides, at least for the summer.  We will try to contact everyone as soon as we have anything further to report.  Our apologies for any inconvenience this causes anyone.
We are looking for volunteers and new members for the Society.  Individual memberships are just $30 and family memberships at only $45.  Membership gives you full use of all of the Society’s facilities as well as discounts at most activities (including Haunted Boyertown).
For further information on membership, Haunted Boyertown or any activities:

Haunted Boyertown@gmail.com     http://www.boyertownhistory.org/events.html

shannonChair person of the Oktoberfest Committee and former BBB Board Member Shannon Anthony has been awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award last week by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center at the annual Townie Awards.

Shannon has been an avid volunteer for Building A Better Boyertown, logging an average of 40 hours volunteering per week in 2013. As Chairperson of the Oktoberfest committee, Shannon has brought the event to a whole new level by expanding the event to two days and creating new aspects of the event. Shannon has been instrumental in recruiting new volunteers and sponsors for the event.

Aside from her Oktoberfest duties, Shannon owns her own business in Downtown Boyertown and volunteers at many of the other events throughout the year. She served on the board for Building A Better Boyertown from 2009 until 2013. While serving on the board she served as promotions chair person. “As a dedicated board member, Shannon has been the key driver to the organizations promotional efforts.” – Adrianne Blank , Manager of Building A Better Boyertown.

For more information about Shannon or Boyertown activities please visit www.boyertownpa.org or contact Adrianne Blank, Building a Better Boyertown, Main Street Manager, at 610-369-3054 or manager@boyertownpa.org.  If you’d like to volunteer for this event or participate in future events in downtown Boyertown call 610-369-3054.
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Congratulations Shannon!