Become a Berks History Center Volunteer




The Berks History Center

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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.



Support the Light the Courthouse Project!


Tuesday – 10:00am – 3:00pm

Wednesday – 10:00am – 3:00pm

Thursday – 10:00am – 3:00pm

Friday – 10:00am – 3:00pm

Saturday – 9:00am – 3:00pm





Announcing the 2016 William and Elizabeth Hiester Manuscript Competition.  Click here for more information.



The Henry Janssen Library


Attention Researchers:


The HJL does not accept research requests by email or over the phone.  

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




The Library’s hours be:



Tuesday – Closed

Wednesday – 8:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday – 8:00am – 5:00pm

Friday – 8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday – 8:00am – 4:00pm



Our Upcoming Holiday Hours:


Thanksgiving Week:

November 25 – 8am – 5pm

November 26 – Closed

November 27 – Closed

November 28 – Closed


Christmas and New Years:

The HJL will close at 12:00pm, noon, on December 24 and will reopen Wednesday, February 3, 2016




HJL Book Club Upcoming Books: