Emmaus Historical Society

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Our Membership meetings are held the third Wednesday of each  month at 7:00 PM (except January, July and August) at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5th and Chestnut Street, Emmaus.


Thursday, February 22, 2018 "Who's Who in Emaus - 1909" - It was the year of the grandest celebration of all, the great Emaus Golden Jubilee of 1909. Focus will be on prominent residents, where they lived and contributions they made to the community.  Included will be Dr. Wickert, Dr. Backenstoe, Chief Burgess Miller, Fire Chief H. Kratzer, Police Chief W. Kratzer, R.S. Stoneback, Will Jarrett, E. A. Stansfield, Rev. Able and others.

Presented by Andrew Kerstetter, Kathryn Pherson and Bil Barto.


Thursday, March 22, 2018 "The Emmaus School Excursions of 1954 and 1955" - On June 4, 1954, 600 children in grades one through six from Washington, Central and Keck's schools and more than 200 mothers, fathers and teachers boarded the special at the old Perkiomen station on Minor Street between 4th & 5th bound for the Philadelphia Zoo. A year later, on June 3, 1955, 1,307 children from Washington, Central, Keck's, Stevens, Alburtis and Macungie schools and 646 adults filled two trains for the trip to Hershey. Emmaus boarding was at the Reading station on Jubilee Street and train #2 also made stops at Macungie and Alburtis. The 16mm color movie films of theexcursions, donated to the Society by Albert Deischer, will be shown. This is the first public showing we have offered since2010. Each film runs about 18 minutes.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - "Route 100 Through the Goshenhoppen Region in the Early 1900s" - The path of the road now known as PA Route 100 in Berks and Lehigh Counties today differs in many places from what it was 100 years ago. In a thoroughly illustrated power point presentation by historian and author Aaron Heckler, this program follows the old road alignment as it ran northward from Boyertown to Shimerville in the early 1900s. Utilizing photographic picture postcards, mostly dating from 1905-1920, attendees will see and learn about the numerous hotels, stores, businesses, churches and other  interesting enterprises and people that imparted life into the villages and towns along this important thoroughfare. In developing this collection of images Mr. Heckler has paid special attention to choose those that include sites and scenes directly along the Old Route 100 roadway.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Election for Board Officers & Directors. Program following election to be announced in the near future.


Up Coming Fund Raising Events

(More Information can be found in your Newsletter)


Baked by the Farm Bakery, including Apple Dumplings for $5.50, Wet bottom Shoo-fly Pie for $10.00 and Funny Cake for $10.00.

Orders taken now through April 6.  Payment and Pick up on April 14.





 Purchase your Madness Card from April 18 to May 17.  Each Month you can visit Dan Schantz Greenhouse and pick up a wonderful gift worth up to $10.00 each month.  





Show Me the Money Bingo - April 29, 2018

WIN CASH PRIZES! St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus.  Doors & Snack Bar open at one.  Bingo is from 2 - 5 PM.  Sponsored by Emmaus Main St Partners, LV Chamber of Commerce and the Emmaus Historical Society.  Click HERE for the Flier.


Bus Trip to Sight & Sound Theater to see the Musical presentation about the most famous person to walk the Earth.

Tickets are $110.00 per person and includes lunch at the Hershey Farm Restaurant.





Bus trip to Hunderton Hills Playhouse in New Jersey to see “Run For Your Wife”.  Tickets are $95.00 and include Bus, Lunch and the Show.

Call Nancy at 610-967-5715 for more info on the Bus trips.




Box of 12 Note cards of 218 Main Street through the years. Only $10.00

Now Only $6.00 and can be purchased at the Museum or at David’s Electric Store.





Volunteers Needed!

Contact the Society if you’re willing to help out in any of the following areas.  Thank You


Booth – assist with set up and take down or “manning” the booth to provide Society info.