Bus Trips

Join the Reading Public Museum as we tour other attractions in the area! We take care of the transportation, tickets, and food. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy! Advanced registration is required, see below for events and dates.

Hidden Treasures of Central Pennsylvania

Lancaster Brewing Company

Tuesday, September 9
Bus Departs RPM Lot @8:30 a.m.

Join the Reading Public Museum for a tour of hidden treasures in our own back yard. We will begin our day by heading to the city of Lancaster where we will view the collections at Joe Kindig Antiques. Joe Kindig, Jr. is the owner of one of America's oldest antique businesses which became well known on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in the 20th century.

To Europe, it was the remarkable stock and collection of European arms and armor that attracted collectors, and in the United States, it was the preeminent collection and stock of 17th and 18th century American furniture and related decorative arts.

Our next stop will be to the Lancaster Brewing Company where we will enjoy lunch and a brief brewery tour. Brewing in Lancaster County grew from the back rooms of inns in the early 1700's into a thriving industry. By 1810, the county accounted for 7% of all beer brewed in the United States. This company has a commitment to quality brewing and operates under Reinheitsgebot, which is a historic German law mandating that only malt, hops, yeast, and water be used for the preparation of beer.

After our lunch we will head to Landis Valley Museum where we will have a rare opportunity to have a curator led tour of collections from their vaults not on view to the public, a special visit to the gunsmith shop where we will see a longrifle being made, and a guided tour of the historic village at Landis Valley. We will conclude our day with a sticky bun tasting and free time view exhibitions not included on the tour.

Cost: $100 for Members // $115 for Non-Members
Price includes, admission and tours to all locations, transportation, and lunch. Reservations required by September 1, 2014.

El Greco in New York City

Wednesday, November 5
Bus departs RPM lot @7:00 a.m. Bus returns to RPM lot @7:30 p.m.*

Travel with the Reading Public Museum to New York City this fall to be among the first to see a pair of groundbreaking exhibitions celebrating the 400th anniversary of El Greco.

Our first stop will be to The Frick Collection to view the special exhibition El Greco at The Frick Collection. The Frick will unite its three remarkable El Greco paintings — Purification of the Temple and portraits of Vincenzo Anastagi and St. Jerome — showing them together, for the first time, on one wall of the East Gallery.

After our time at The Frick we will head to The Petrie Court Café at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for a relaxing lunch.

Finally we will view the special exhibition El Greco in New York. This exhibition also commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco. The Metropolitan Museum and the Hispanic Society of America are pooling their collections of the work of this great painter to provide a panorama of his art unrivaled outside the Museo del Prado in Madrid. This is a unique opportunity to see this artist's work, which exerted such a strong impact on modern painting and especially appealed to New York collectors. Before heading home guests will have free time to view the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Frick

Cost: $180 for Members // $210 for Non-Members
Price includes transportation, lunch, museum visits and tours. Reservations required by October 20, 2014.

*Bus return time is an estimate and may be sooner or later than expected. There will be light refreshments served on the bus on the return trip.


To Register For A Bus Trip:

Contact Wendy Koller
610-371-5850 x223
wendy.koller@readingpublicmuseum.org
or
Click here to download a registration form

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