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.
Come see the new exhibit on the Brecknock Township!
Support the Light the Courthouse Project!
The BHC Board of Trustees just passed new Summer Hours for the HJL. These new hours go into effect on June 1st. The new hours are as follows:
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – 8:00am – 4:00pm
The HJL does not accept research requests by email or over the phone.
We do not accept new researchers after 3:30pm.
Check out our new online exhibit about our Ancona Books.
HJL Book Club Upcoming Books:
- June 17: When The Rackets Reigned, by Edward Taggert (When the Rackets Reigned can be purchased at the Berks History Center’s Museum Store.)
- August 19: The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived The Great American Dust Bowl, by Timothy Egan