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The History Center is open to the public on Saturdays only, 1–4 pm, through April, with the Berkeley’s Fascination with Food exhibit. Or you can come in by appointment. Beginning May 15 we hope to return to regular Thursday–Saturday hours with the new exhibit, African Americans in Berkeley's History and Legacy. Contact us (510-848-0181, manager@berkeleyhistoricalsociety.org) if you would consider being a docent or would like to visit the Center on a weekday. 

See exhibitsbhs.org for our first online exhibit:

 

 

We invite you to 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 the McGee-Spaulding district of central Berkeley here.

Here's something new in 2021: You can now browse or search in much of our collection of photographs, postcards and maps on CatalogIt Hub.

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.

See our Calendar for online events, and see our YouTube channel for videos of past events.

 

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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