Last updated: 5/25/2011
Berkeley, California
Street Address
1931 Center St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
Mailing Address
P.O.Box 1190
Berkeley, CA 94709
phone: 510-848-0181
web: www.berkeleyhistoricalsociety.org
Hours
1-4 pm., Thurs, Fri, Sat
Admissions
Free , Handicap Accessible
Staff
Ken Cardwell, Arhivist
phone: 510-848-0181
John Aronovici, Volunteer coordinator
phone: 510-215-9900
Description

Tours start at 10:00 am and end around 12:00 noon. Sometimes they are slightly longer, so extra time should be allowed in case the walk meets an informative passerby or dwells at an interesting site. Tours are limited to 30 paying participants unless noted otherwise. Pre-paid reservations are required and tickets are not refundable. Tours are conducted in rain, shine or Berkeley fog and are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted.

Mission

History

The Berkeley Historical Society was now able to maintain the Berkeley History Center with a library, exhibition space and an archive in which to house and maintain the vast collection of photographs, materials and memorabilia relating to Berkeley.

The Berkeley Historical Society, founded in the summer of 1978 from the ad-hoc Berkeley Centennial Celebration Committee, is a non-profit group dedicated to researching, preserving and sharing Berkeley’s history. Through lectures and exhibits an appreciation for the uniqueness of the city and the diversity of cultures that comprise the rich mosaic of Berkeley has been fostered and recognized.

In the beginning there was no permanent home and meetings were held where they could be, but the Society sponsored historical programs, wrote a newspaper series and published books. In August 1992, after many years of existing in school district bungalows, it finally moved to the current location in the Veterans’ Memorial Building at 1931 Center Street.

Artifact Collections

archives, history, photography, prints/drawing, books

Educational Programs

exhibitions, film series, concerts, community heritage projects, lectures, hands-on workshops, research, guided tours

Governance

Non-Profit Board of Directors

Publications

Newsletter, books on Berkeley History

ADA

parking, wheelchair access, re

Wheelchair Accessible

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