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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!



Museum Hours:

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 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.





Library Hours:

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: