As of Wednesday, June 2, 2021, The Berks History Center is open by appointment only. Please call 610-375-4375 to make an appointment. You can learn more about visiting the Berks History Center’s Museum and Henry Janssen Library by following this link:

An important note: Until 70% of Pennsylvanians 18 and older are fully vaccinated, face masks are required to enter our buildings and for the duration of your visit regardless of your vaccine status.

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.

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

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.

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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