Our Mission: The Berks History Center is an educational center that serves to engage and excite our community by interpreting its unique past to understand the present and inspire the future.


The Berks History Center

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Time is running out to visit our exhibit: “From I Had A Dream To I Want to Hold Your Hand: The Evolution of Modern Media”  click here for more details.


There is still time to Join The Bus for our trip to Historic Trappe with Lisa Minardi, September 23, 2014.


Support the Light the Courthouse Project!



The Henry Janssen Library



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:

October 15: One Summer: America, 1927, by Bill Bryson

February 18: Ike: An American Hero, by Michael Korda



The Hendel House




Are you looking for a venue to host a small function?  Consider the Historic Hendel House.

The Hendel House is currently accessible by appointment only.

To make your reservations please contact Cindy Kauffman at 610-413-8520 or by email at clk@hendelhouse.org.