To our valued visitors,

While the Berks History Center will honor all current appointments, due to rising concern with Covid-19, the Berks History Center Museum and Henry Janssen Research Library will not be scheduling new appointments through the remainder of November.  We will monitor how the virus spread is trending to decide on December appointments.  For now, our museum and library staff will continue to be on-site to respond to your inquiries Wednesday to Saturday, 9 AM – 3 PM.

We wish you all good health and safety.

Please note, the Berks History Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and re-open on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.



We are dedicated to sharing your #berkshistory with you! Our team has created a digital 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!

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.


Share Your Story

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