The Berks History Center is closed indefinitely as ordered by the State of Pennsylvania. BHC staff are operating remotely and will respond to inquires via email as much as possible. We appreciate your understanding and continued support of the Berks History Center at this time.

One of our new co-workers, Daisy, is hard a work catching up on old issues of The Historical Review of Berks County.
Not all of our co-workers are adjusting to the new work-from-home hours. Lorelei was caught taking a cat nap.

We are dedicated to sharing your #berkshistory with you! Our team has created a resource page, Berks History at Home and will continue to provide opportunity to explore the rich heritage of our county on our blog and social media platforms.

Let’s help each other grow! Join the Berks Victory Gardeners facebook group!

Join the movement!

The Berks History Center invites you to cultivate local food security by learning about the history of victory gardens and growing your own gardens at home, wherever possible. 

Thanks to The Friends of Reading Hospital for sponsoring the Berks History for Victory project.

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These are extraordinary times and your history is worth saving! We are now witnessing a unique historical moment as our community responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Berks History Center wants to preserve your story.

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