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Film ‘From the River’ features scenes from 1765 White Horse Tavern, Douglassville

The Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County will host a showing for the local film “From the River” during its 3rd Saturday Program at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18.

“Our 3rd Saturday Programs are back for another year! We will be offering these site-wide programs May through September,” the Historic Trust stated in the release.

Programs will be held at the White Horse Tavern on Old Philadelphia Pike in Douglassville, unless otherwise noted. Suggested donation is $2 per person. All proceeds benefit the Trust.

The first program will be a showing of the film “From the River” featuring scenes from the Historic Preservation Trust’s Morlatton Village. Scenes were filmed in the 1765 White Horse Tavern with costumed volunteers from the Trust organization.

A 35-minute film released by Schott Productions in 2023, “From the River” examines the triumphs and tragedies of 350 years of Berks County history through the stories of the men and women who made it happen. Tracy Schott is a producer and director with more than 25 years of experience creating films and content for television, events, and the web. In 2011, Tracy founded Schott Productions creating hundreds of projects for clients and the community.

A non-profit organization, the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County acquires, preserves, and maintains historically and architecturally significant properties in Berks County, and educates 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 and Berks County area.

The Trust office is located in the White Horse Inn on Old Philadelphia Pike in Douglassville. For more information or to make a donation to the Trust, call 610-385-4762 or visit

Source: Berkshire mont

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