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.

 

 

 

 

Become a Berks History Center Volunteer

 

 

 

The Berks History Center

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Come see the new exhibit on the Brecknock Township!

 

 

Support the Light the Courthouse Project!

 

 

The Henry Janssen Library

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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:
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.