Hellertown Historical Society

Hellertown Historical Society The Hellertown Historical Society (HHS) is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Hellertown and its people.
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Gender reveal happening soon at the Grist Mill! Congrats!
05/24/2020

Gender reveal happening soon at the Grist Mill! Congrats!

The Borough of Hellertown
05/22/2020

The Borough of Hellertown

There’s something special about Hellertown. If you haven’t left your house this week then you may have not been able to see one of those special special things that makes our community the best in the country happening.

It is with pride and gratitude to all who participated in getting this project off the ground that we announce that our first year of our Hometown Hero Banners have been put up. The Banners have been placed on Easton Road, Water Street and Walnut Street.

It goes to show all of us that our great community has served our country through generations and countinues to do so until this very day.

As we enter another Memorial Day Weekend in one of the most trying times in generations we need to pause and remember that Memorial Day is not just a day for picnics or parties.
Its a day to remember and honor the sacrifice of our uniformed men and women who've died in service to our nation.
While some of our Hometown Hero’s are still active members of our community many are only in our hearts and minds.
We have generations of hero’s to honor, and the best way to do that is by helping each other, by contributing to make this community a symbol and beacon for what they fought for, for what some gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Thank you to Hellertown American Legion and community members and the Borough Family for making this a reality.

Hellertown Historical Society's cover photo
05/11/2020

Hellertown Historical Society's cover photo

Hellertown Historical Society
05/11/2020

Hellertown Historical Society

Hellertown Historical Society
02/18/2020

Hellertown Historical Society

Hellertown Historical Society's cover photo
02/18/2020

Hellertown Historical Society's cover photo

Hellertown Historical Society
12/15/2019

Hellertown Historical Society

Check out this week's edition of Saucon Source's podcast where we talk about our society and our upcoming event Shopping...
12/12/2019
No Rain Date, Ep. 3: Gluten-Free Tips, Pool Baskets, Rail Trail Update

Check out this week's edition of Saucon Source's podcast where we talk about our society and our upcoming event Shopping at the Mill and Santa Visit.

In this episode we highlight the local news headlines for the week ending Dec. 11, 2019. Episode 3 also includes an interview with local gluten-free blogger Angela Drake, who shares timely tips for holiday entertaining; the latest from Hellertown Historical Society president Stacie Torkos, who talks...

VINTAGE IS IN!  Don't miss out on your chance to own a piece of local history. Hellertown Pool Baskets will be available...
12/10/2019

VINTAGE IS IN! Don't miss out on your chance to own a piece of local history. Hellertown Pool Baskets will be available for purchase ($15) this Sunday from Noon-4pm at our event Shopping at the Mill and Santa Visit.

The Hellertown Pool opened to the public 80 years ago on July 1, 1939. When changing from street clothes to swimwear, baskets were assigned and used to safely keep your belongings. Read more about the history of the pool and baskets in the photos below.

Hellertown Historical Society's cover photo
12/03/2019

Hellertown Historical Society's cover photo

Train Station Sign Replicas Will Soon Adorn Saucon Rail Trail
11/20/2019
Train Station Sign Replicas Will Soon Adorn Saucon Rail Trail

Train Station Sign Replicas Will Soon Adorn Saucon Rail Trail

Train buffs may lament the fact that there is no longer active passenger service in the area, but the history of the passenger railroads that once served the Lehigh Valley is being well-preserved along repurposed former routes such as the Saucon Rail Trail.

South Bethlehem Historical Society
11/18/2019

South Bethlehem Historical Society

Today is the anniversary of the "Last Cast" at the Bethlehem Steel! The marker at the Main Gate on East Third Street dedicated by the SBHS shows the date!

The Borough of Hellertown
11/01/2019

The Borough of Hellertown

Hellertown Borough is pleased to announce the Saucon Valley Hometown Hero Banner Program. This program is meant to Honor and recognize Hellertown & Lower Saucon servicemen and women who are currently or have honorably served or given their lives to our country in the United States Armed Forces. - please clink on the link for the printable application, guidelines and sponsorship forms. Thank you to the committe volunteers and Hellertown American Legion for partnering with us! - https://mailchi.mp/hellertownborough/hellertown-borough-is-pleased-to-announce-the-saucon-valley-hometown-hero-banner-program

Hellertown Historical Society's cover photo
11/01/2019

Hellertown Historical Society's cover photo

Calling all crafters! Join us for our annual Shopping at the Mill event on Sunday, December 15th. Send us a FB message i...
10/12/2019

Calling all crafters! Join us for our annual Shopping at the Mill event on Sunday, December 15th. Send us a FB message if you're interested!

Come out and visit us! Free raffle, hot dogs, and more!
08/17/2019

Come out and visit us! Free raffle, hot dogs, and more!

08/10/2019

Calling all Hellers!

The Hellertown Historical Society is trying to collect, organize and create a file for Heller Family descendants. A Heller Family descendant and amateur Heller genealogist is going to be at our booth during Community Day on August 17. She will be available from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm to take your family tree information or see if you are in her researched information about the Hellers. If you have researched your Heller family roots and are willing to share, our society would very much like a copy of your research to add to our files. Stop by and see us at Community Day!

Lutz-Franklin Schoolhouse
07/03/2019

Lutz-Franklin Schoolhouse

On July 15, 1922, a new sports field was opened opposite the Franklin school at 223 E High St, Hellertown, PA. The property, owned by Bethlehem Steel, provided this ideal field for all kinds of games and sports. The Parent's Association of Boy Scout Troop 13 arranged for the field to be leveled and graded. The field had a baseball diamond, a two hundred and a 100-yard track, soccer and football field and two tennis courts. Today the area has been developed with residences.

Hellertown Borough Authority
06/13/2019

Hellertown Borough Authority

We'd like to share this throwback photo with you...the Hellertown Borough Authority has been operating for many years now, with many different team members...here is our team from 1974 which included (bottom left), George Cawley, Maynard Frey, Earl Mummy, Albert Klotz, Kathryn Bodder, Peggy Ann King, Richard Mease, Edward Ruch, Stephen Loncaric, William Mindler, and Norman Mease...thank you to them for helping to provide quality water and wastewater services for the Borough of Hellertown!

Heintzelman Funeral Home
06/03/2019

Heintzelman Funeral Home

June 14th is flag day. If you wish to retire your American Flag the appropriate way - you now have a convenient way. Drop your flag off in our mail box and we will honor the flag and retire it with dignity. Just look for the red mailbox.

Living History Tours at Union Cemetery of Hellertown: June 27-28
05/26/2019
Living History Tours at Union Cemetery of Hellertown: June 27-28

Living History Tours at Union Cemetery of Hellertown: June 27-28

On June 27 and 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., see history come to life during tours of Union Cemetery of Hellertown. Volunteer re-enactors will be at the graves of four former residents who made their mark on the Saucon Valley in various ways during their lifetimes.

Hellertown Historical Society's cover photo
05/24/2019

Hellertown Historical Society's cover photo

05/04/2019
Hellertown Historical Society's cover photo
04/26/2019

Hellertown Historical Society's cover photo

Lutz-Franklin Schoolhouse
04/23/2019

Lutz-Franklin Schoolhouse

View from the intersection of Bingen and Friedensville Roads, Lower Saucon, PA, of the building of Mountain Drive S. in 1961.

Saucon Source
04/20/2019
Saucon Source

Saucon Source

In spite of the wet weather that preceded the rain-or-shine event, countless families came to Dimmick Park to meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for Easter eggs at various age-specific areas set up by the volunteers who organized it.

Lehigh Valley History
04/17/2019

Lehigh Valley History

Jacob Campbell's General Store in Bingen, Lower Saucon Township, PA. Campbell purchased the store from the Yeager family just after the Civil War. The building still stands just off Bingen Rd. and is used for apartments.

Moravian Historical Society
04/15/2019

Moravian Historical Society

#ThisDayInMoravianHistory:

Nazareth Diary, April 15, 1768:

"Because Simon Heller, who is living 6 miles behind the
Rose, and who has served us faithfully ln the affair of the Indian Br. Renatus, had sent to us yesterday a messenger and has asked us kindly, to send a preacher of the Brethren, ln order to burry his wife who had died the day-before-yesterday, Br. Bader went there and he had an opportunlty before a pretty number of people, to witness for the Lord."

Hellertown Historical Society

[Image: The Willows, near Easton (probably on the Bushkill), Pa. Photograph Collection of the Moravian Historical Society.]

Treating our volunteers to some goodies today from Diana's Cafe and Red Door Coffee Roaster for Volunteer Appreciation W...
04/11/2019

Treating our volunteers to some goodies today from Diana's Cafe and Red Door Coffee Roaster for Volunteer Appreciation Week. THANK YOU HHS Volunteers for all that you do to preserve and share Hellertown’s Heritage!

Calling all artists and crafters! Come join us for Shopping at the Mill during our annual Hellertown Heritage Day Celebr...
03/09/2019

Calling all artists and crafters! Come join us for Shopping at the Mill during our annual Hellertown Heritage Day Celebration on May 4th. Send us a Facebook message or email at [email protected] if you are interested.

Saucon Source
03/09/2019
Saucon Source

Saucon Source

The future of a Lower Saucon Township cemetery in which local citizens have been buried ever since the Civil War era will be decided at an upcoming meeting. Volunteers are needed if it is to remain open.

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03/04/2019

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Hellertown Historical Society's cover photo
03/02/2019

Hellertown Historical Society's cover photo

Hellertown Historical Society's cover photo
02/12/2019

Hellertown Historical Society's cover photo

Address

150 W Walnut St
Hellertown, PA
18055

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 11:30
Thursday 09:00 - 11:30
Saturday 09:00 - 11:30

Telephone

(610) 838-1770

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Anybody remember this happening. I shot this with my trusty Swinger camera. To make matters worse, Stern's market had their basement bilco doors open and all the stones poured in
Here is a picture from the 1993, bi-centennial celebration … I think … I'm one of the people in the picture on the left and I know Bryan Gerhab on he right … who are the two guys that sang with us as we did "Be True To Your School" by the Beach Boys … any help please
I invite everyone to take a moment to review our recently renovated website. You can use this link www.hellertownhistoricalsociety.org. If the old website loads, simply click reload/refresh and the new website should display in your browser. There will be some growing pains as we slowly but surely do updating and add new content so have patience while we do so. Feel free to post comments and suggestions here and thank you for taking time to review the new site.
The Durham Historical Society cordially invites you to attend the presentation "Durham, the Delaware Canal and the Industrial Revolution" by Martha Capwell-Fox, Historian and Archives Coordinator at the National Canal Museum. Sunday, July 22, 2018 2:00 PM Durham Mill 955 Durham Road Durham, PA 18039 Light refreshments will be served. Admission Members: FREE Non-members: $5.00 To renew your membership for 2018 or join DHS: https://durhamhistoricalsociety.org/membership/
There is an interesting article in the current edition of Hellertown Historical Society's May 2018 Newsletter about the restored bridge pictured at the top of this page. Chekc it out at this link....
I am Betty Dayton ()nee Bigot would like to join. { grew up in Hellertown
Hi, I'm looking to get history details on the house I live in on Main Street. Where do I start? Does the library have records? Thank You
Hellertown Friends, The Lehigh Valley Chorus Presents: Harvest and Harmony! Dinner and a show followed by desserts and music for dancing at the Meadows in Hellertown! Saturday November 4th 5pm - Appetizers and Cash Bar (only accepts cash) 6pm - Plated meal (choice of chicken, beef, salmon, or vegeterian, *Gluten Free Options Available*) 7pm - Lehigh Valley Chorus Performance! 8pm - Desserts, Coffee, Cash Bar and Music for Dancing! Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 thru 4 years of age. Children under 3 are free. Pre-sale online only. Ticket sales will end on October 31st. Click here for tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lvc-harvest-and-harmony-dinner-show-tickets-37241091106 There will also be raffle baskets and door prizes! For more information please e-mail [email protected] or call Angie at 610-730-6711. GROUPS ARE WELCOME**Ask about the option to reserve one full table of 8 at a discounted price**
Barn quilts!!!
Thank you so much for the cemetery tour tonight. It was wonderful learning more about the history of places I have known all my life and the people who helped to create them.
Coming soon to a HHS shelf near you lol...
Does anyone have the story about why the First United Church of Christ (Penn and Durham) has a buried first floor? Was it built like that or did the level of the street change? Any in either case, why?