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Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the History Center is currently closed. But we are now offering our first online exhibit! See exhibitsbhs.org for:

 

 

Please visit our participatory Berkeley History Facebook Group page and consider joining the group. You can also delve into Berkeley history online via the links on our Online Resources page. We especially invite you to visit an online exhibit with pictures and text outlining the history of central Berkeley here.

Have you, or someone you know, made masks for others during this pandemic? We are collecting stories of mask-making here.

As an all-volunteer organization that does not charge admission, we are faring better than many other small museums, but we do have some expenses, so please think about becoming a BHS member.

 

Next online event:

Sunday, January 10, 3 pm:
Virtual Walking Tour of the "Gourmet Ghetto"

Bob Johnson will present an illustrated talk covering the key points he would make on an actual walking tour of the North Shattuck area. Please sign up on Eventbrite.

 

In addition to changing exhibits, the History Center now features a permanent illustrated Timeline of Berkeley History giving an overview of major periods and events in the evolution of the city.

Hours (during normal times): Thursday–Saturday, 1–4 pm.

Admission free, donations welcome.

Wheelchair accessible. (If you arrive by wheelchair, please phone us so we can open the door at the top of the ramp.)

Berkeley Historical Society and Berkeley History Center

1931 Center Street, Berkeley 
Telephone: 510-848-0181

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1190, Berkeley, CA 94701

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Follow the Berkeley Historical Society on Facebook and join our Berkeley History Facebook Group.

For past exhibits and events, see our Web Archive.

 

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