To our valued visitors,

In the face of a resurgence of COVID-19, the Berks History Center is temporarily closed until further notice.  We will resume making appointments for the Henry Janssen Library, museum, and book store as soon as possible.

For now, our staff will continue to respond to your inquiries Wednesday through Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM.  Please call us at 610-375-4375.

We will welcome everyone back as soon as possible and wish you good health and safety.



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.