On December 9th, 2017, Hassman Research Institute sponsored the Long-A-Coming Holiday Tour. Between the hours of 3-8 PM the community had a chance to explore the history of their town. Participants were able to go on a self-guided tour or take trolleys that stopped at each historical location. The event was presented by the “Downtown Berlin Revitalization”. The tour included 25 sites original to the town, new exhibits and a “roaming” choir.
“Lonaconing” was the name of Berlin Township originally given by the Native-Americans. This was later changed by travelers who crossed through Berlin, to get from Philadelphia to Atlantic City. “Long-A-Coming” became the main stopping point for coaches and carriages on this journey. Thus the name, “Long-A-Coming” Historic Holiday Tour.