We are the Berks History Center, and our mission is to tell the unique story of Berks County and its diverse people, with the aim of building an inclusive understanding of our impact on national history, strengthening our community, and inspiring all audiences now and in the future.


Visiting During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The Berks History Center’s Museum and Henry Janssen Library are open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Face Masks & Coverings
According to the latest numbers from the CDC, Berks County currently has a “low” level of community transmission of COVID-19. We continue to monitor the weekly updates from the CDC; however, face masks are not currently required to visit the Berks History Center at this time. [Source: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view]


How Are You Feeling?
Visitors who are feeling ill, experiencing flu-like symptoms, or knowingly exposed to someone with flu-like symptoms or COVID-19 should not enter the property and are encouraged to stay home and seek medical care. 


Appointments are required to visit the Henry Janssen Library during this time. You may reach our library staff at 610-375-4375 ext. 102 to arrange your visit.

You can learn more about visiting the Berks History Center’s Museum and Henry Janssen Library by following this link: https://www.berkshistory.org/reopening/.



Funding has been provided by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.


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