Local History

Pandemic Peace & Promise Photo Project. Creating a community-wide digital archive. Background: small green and grey prarie warbler perched on bare branch.

Pandemic Peace and Promise Photo Project

A community-wide project for posterity! It’s been a year since the pandemic upended our lives. Let’s mark that occasion by documenting what’s brought us peace and helped us maintain our sense of promise during this strange time. What’s brought you hope and peace?

Local History and Genealogy

Reading History: Fire Fighting in Reading

What was the fire protection plan back in 1673? When did Reading get it’s first fire truck? Find out how far we have come over the last 375 years!

Local History and Genealogy

“The Pioneer” : RMHS History Online

It’s time for caps and gowns all around the country!  Whether you know a recent grad, or are an alum of Reading Memorial High School, check out over 90 historic editions  “The Pioneer” online

Local History and Genealogy

Reading History: A Factory Town?

Take a look at the old photographs from Reading’s industrial history. Do you recognize any of the buildings?