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.
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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
The Berks History Center Museum & Henry Janssen Library will close for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24, 2016 through Saturday, November 26, 2016. We will reopen for regular business hours the following week.
Announcing the 2016 William and Elizabeth Hiester Manuscript Competition. Click here for more information.
The HJL does not accept research requests by email or over the phone.
We do not accept new researchers after 3:30pm.
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – 8:00am – 4:00pm
HJL Book Club Upcoming Books:
- August 17 at 5:30 – The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island by Mac Griswold
- October 19 at 5:30 – The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the American Dream, by H. W. Brands