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.
Attention: The Henry Janssen Library will be closed Saturday, May 2, 2015.
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.
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Come see the new exhibit on the Brecknock Township!
Support the Light the Courthouse Project!
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:
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.