Dave Unger knows the importance of preserving Berks County’s history. In fact, his own family history is preserved at the Berks History Center. Dave donated several items to the Berks History Center starting in 2006 with memorabilia that belonged to his late uncle, Leonard Stephan. The items, including his uncle’s footlocker, Army uniform, and purple heart, were added to the BHC Museum Collection. Later in 2010, Dave donated Leonard Stephan’s entire collection of photographs and correspondence from his service in WWII. The documents were cataloged in the BHC Research Library and are now available to the general public for research and a better understanding of a WWII through the eyes of a Berks County serviceman. Dave's uncle, Leonard Stephan, is one of hundreds of individuals who have made an impact on the history of Berks County, PA. Following in his footsteps are hundreds more, like his nephew Dave, who are now making their mark on our local community. The Berks History Center is committed to preserving and sharing these stories, continuing its 148 year old mission to remember and celebrate the people of our community for generations to come through educational programming, museum exhibits and the BHC Research Library. Berks History Center's #MakeYourMark #GivingTuesday campaign has been a great opportunity to further our mission on social media. Throughout the month of November, the Berks History Center has shared daily stories about Berks County residents, both past and present, who have made an impact on the community. From an 18th Century clock and watch maker to a group of local high school students who beautified a neighborhood with a public art project, the Berks History Center is celebrating the people in our community who make Berks County a great place to live, work and play. To read these humble yet heroic stories of small town Pennsylvania, visit the Berks History Center's blog via www.berkshistory.org or find BHC on social media @berkshistory.