Our Mission: The Berks History Center is an educational organization that serves to engage and excite our community by interpreting its unique past to understand the present and inspire the future.



The Berks History Center

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Join The Bus to Winterthur!


On March 3, 2015, the BHC will run a bus trip to the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library for a a tour with Lisa Minardi, through her new exhibit: A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Living.


Please click here for more information!



Come see the new exhibit on the Brecknock Township!



Support the Light the Courthouse Project!



The Henry Janssen Library


 Attention Researchers

The HJL does not accept research requests by email or over the phone.  Please click here for more information regarding our research service.


We do not accept new researchers after 3:30pm.



Check our the new online exhibit about our Ancona Books.


HJL Book Club Upcoming Books:
February 18: Ike: An American Hero, by Michael Korda
April 15: The Johnstown Flood, by David McCullough
June 17: When The Rackets Reigned, by Edward Taggert  Please note, Mr. Taggert’s book can also be purchased at the Berks History Center’s Museum Store.



The Hendel House




Are you looking for a venue to host a small function?  Consider the Historic Hendel House.


The Hendel House is currently accessible by appointment only.


To make your reservations please contact Cindy Kauffman at 610-413-8520 or by email at clk@hendelhouse.org.