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The Henry Janssen Library will be closed 6/19/24 to 6/22/24. We appreciate your understanding. 

940 Centre Ave, Reading, PA 19601 | (610) 375-4375 
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 9am – 3pm

940 Centre Ave, Reading, PA 19601
(610) 375-4375 
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 9am – 3pm

Welcome to Berks History Center Historical Society Museum | Henry Janssen Library

Founded in 1869, The Berks History Center is a museum and research library dedicated to preserving and sharing Berks County’s cultural heritage.

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.

Floors of Exhibits
Years of Collecting Items
Objects in our Collection
Photographs in our Archives

Thank you to our business partners