Saturday, December 29, 2018

Celebrate Twelfth Night Jan. 5 in Morlattan Village

The White Horse Tavern is decorated for the season.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County.

The Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County will present its first annual Twelfth Night Revelries event on Sat., Jan. 5 from 1 to 6 p.m.

Celebrate the conclusion of the Yuletide season and begin the New Year at the “Twelfth Night Revelries” featuring food and festivities, and music and dance at The White Horse Tavern in Morlattan Village in Douglassville. 

The 1762 White Horse Tavern is bedecked in nature’s green finery and holly, the Amity Colonial Dancers are ready to dance, and the sweet strains of live music by Dave Kline will be heard throughout the inn. Mulled cider and various holiday treats are on the menu.

Thought to originate in early Anglo-Saxon traditions, Twelfth Night evolved to mark the coming of the Epiphany, and the conclusion of the 12 days of Christmas. 

It is marked as a time of great merrymaking and song. 

Celebrate as it was done in “the olden times” and still in England, the Alps, Germany, and even the US. 

The Amity Colonial Dancers will perform at 1:30 and 3:30 pm. 

Musician Dave Kline will be on hand to sing and play his lute-guitar, recite a Wassail Toast, and add to the general merriment.

Event admission is $5 per person. 

The street address is 31 Old Philadelphia Pike, in Douglassville. 

For event specific information contact Sue Speros at or 610-777-7567. 

Snow date for this event is Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. 

Check out the website and Facebook page for updates.  All proceeds from this event benefit the Trust’s educational and preservation programs and projects.

The HPTBC is a non-profit organization that acquires, preserves, and maintains historically and architecturally significant properties in Berks County, Pennsylvania and educates Berks County and its’ visitors about the role these sites played in Pennsylvania and American history. 

The Trust seeks to foster community involvement and support in promoting awareness and appreciation of historic structures and encouraging their adaptive reuse. 

The Trust currently owns and maintains eight historically significant buildings in the greater Reading/Berks County area. The office is located in the White Horse Inn on Old Philadelphia Pike in Douglassville. If you are interested in donating to the Trust call 610-385-4762 or visit

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