READING'S 275TH ANNIVERSARY STARTS HERE!

This will be the section of the City's website where you will find all the information you will need regard this monumental event for the City of Reading.
Events, Activities, Sponsor Opportunities and the History of our great city will all be available in this section throughout the anniversary. 



READING'S 275TH ANNIVERSARY STARTS HERE!

This will be the section of the City's website where you will find all the information you will need regard this monumental event for the City of Reading.
Events, Activities, Sponsor Opportunities and the History of our great city will all be available in this section throughout the anniversary. 

275th Anniversary

Reading, officially incorporated as a municipality on March 16, 1748, is located in the beautiful Schuylkill Valley of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Thomas and Richard Penn, the sons of William Penn, mapped out the first city streets (now the downtown). Reading’s geographical growth continued through the early 20th Century. The city, established as an industrial powerhouse in the mid-19th Century, was home to the Reading Railroad, once the largest corporation in the world, and remains home to Carpenter Technology Corp., a Fortune 500 company. The century-old Pagoda on Mt. Penn serves as the area’s landmark. The city has been home to a number of literary and cultural figures, as well as two minor leagues sports franchises and the 109-year-old Reading Symphony Orchestra. With a population of 95,112 (Census of 2020), Reading is now the Commonwealth’s fourth largest city and is a shining example of the nation’s melting pot, with more than 45 nationalities represented. Throughout 2023, in observation of Reading’s 275th anniversary, we will be celebrating its amazing history and its wonderful diversity.

 

 Press Conference foir the kick-off off the 275th Anniversary

 

275th Anniversary Calendar of Events and Happenings
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275th Anniversary Steering Committee

Mayor Eddie Moran; Councilors Donna Reed and Marcia Goodman-Hinnershitz; Council President Jeffery S. Waltman Sr.; City Auditor Maria Rodriguez; Acting Managing Director Frank Denbowski; City Clerk Linda Kelleher; Berks County Prothonotary Jonathan DelCollo; Berks County Convention Center Authority Member Michael Fiucci; Berks Community Television Executive Director Heather Adams; David Farrar, General Manager of the Santander Arena and SPAC

Contact information (separate section)

Laura Reppert

City of Reading 275th Special Event Coordinator

815 Washington St, #2-21

Reading, Pa 19601

cityofreading275@gmail.com