Mission Statement The Berks History Center is an educational organization that serves to engage and excite our community by interpreting its unique past to understand the present and inspire the future.Overview Founded in 1869, the Berks History Center (BHC) and Henry Janssen Library (HJL) are a museum and library located at 940 Centre Avenue and 160 Spring Street (respectively) in Reading, Pennsylvania.The BHC and HJL serve as major cultural magnets, drawing people from all walks of life to our community. Our first building, purchased in June 1904 from the Reading Gas Company, was located at 519 Court Street. Less than ten years later, the burgeoning Historical Society needed a larger building, and J. In the summer of 1928 the cornerstone was laid for the present building, and construction was completed the following year.Every year, the BHC and HJL are visited by over 10,000 patrons visit from all 50 states and abroad. Made of concrete and brick, it was designed to be a fireproof structure to house the collection and archives.
Before today, 2017 was about 30 percent below normal at the airport, and since the beginning of 2015 about 20 percent below.It was very hard to measure because it was raining in the beginning, said Elam Gress, 87, the network's Vinemont observer. He recorded a temperature drop of 34 degrees in 24 hours.The automated equipment at Reading Regional Airport, the official site in Berks, doesn't measure snow but does melt the snow to provide a rainfall equivalent.History In July 1869, a call was made for interested citizens to gather “for the purpose of collecting and perpetuating the historical reminisces of Berks County.” Following the first meeting in August, the Historical Society of Berks County (DBA Berks History Center) was incorporated on December 13, 1869. The present facility was dedicated on October 1, 1929.Needing more office, display, and storage space, the Historical Society embarked on a fundraising campaign in the 1980s.
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