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
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.
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:
Christmas and New Years:
The HJL will close at 12:00pm, noon, on December 24, 2015 and will reopen Friday, January 15, 2016
HJL Book Club Upcoming Books:
- October 21: George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved The American Revolution, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
- February 17: No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front In World War II, by Doris Kearns Goodwin