The Berks History Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Thursday, November 25th until Tuesday, November 30th. Normal hours of operation will resume on Wednesday, December 1st.


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
Beginning August 16, 2021, all visitors must wear a properly fitting face mask or covering while on-site at the Berks History Center
 regardless of vaccination status. According to the latest numbers from the CDC, Berks County reached a “substantial” level of community transmission of COVID-19. [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. 115 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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