Emmaus Historical Society

Upcoming Events

Special Web Display inspired by Richard Strouse who was a dedicated member of the Society for many Years.

Richard worked for years at EFM and inspired North East PA Crossroads to include photos of all of EFM’s Trivets.  We dedicate the display in memory of Richard ‘Dick’ Strouse.

Click on the Trivet         to go to the NEPA Crossroads web page.

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.


(Public Invited)

2016 Membership Renewal - A membership renewal form is included in this newsletter if you owe dues for 2016.  Those who may have paid for 2016 or are Life Members, will not receive a form.  If you would like to give someone a Gift Membership for 2016, please call the museum and we will mail a form to you.


Capital Campaign - A form is included for your year-end tax deduction to support the restoration project of the font porch concrete balustrade and main steel columns.

There will be no meeting in January

February 18, 2016 Program - (The Emaus band goes to war - 1861). Presented by Bill Barto, he is asking if anyone has information or a photo on the musicians listed to please contact him at wbarto@verizon.net or 610-967-5083. John Z. Iobst, Stephen E. Albright, William Cox, Samual Dankel, J. J. W, Druckenmiller, Sylvester Engleman, Henry H. Gallagher, George H. Gorr, Hermon S. Knauss, Joseph M. Lewis, John E. Mann, Jacob Reichart, William Rohs, William S. Seip, Lewis Sponheimer, Henry S. Tool, Albert S. Tool, Eugene T. Tool, James. H. Widrig and Harrison Knauss.

"Yard Sale"

June 4, 2016, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 "Emmaus Community Yard Sale" - Emmaus Historical Society will accept your yard sale items for the sale on Friday, May 27th from 4-7 pm, Saturday, May 28th from Noon to 4 pm and Sunday, May 29th from 10 am to 2 pm.  No items accepted on day of sale.  We will not accept upholstered furniture, clothing or shoes.  Proceeds from the sale benefit the Capital Campaign.


 Emmaus Historical Society Celebrated 20 Years in 2012

With a Limited Edition Dated Pewter Ornament

(Special Lower Price) Only $5.30 (including tax)

Complete with a box and cord for hanging, orders to purchase are being taken

while supplies last. Several ways to purchase: Visit the museum Saturdays, Noon to

    4:00 and 10:00 to 2:00, or click here to download a PDF order form.  Call us if you want it mailed.

Other Items Available for Sale at the Society

Official ‘Emmaus Historical Society’ T-shirts, Polo Shirts and Caps, The ‘World War II Commemorative Book’, Emmaus Christmas Decorations, Post Cards, 2009 Souvenirs, “Unforgettable Emmaus” 2009 Anniversary Commemorative book and “A Year in the Life of Emmaus” DVD,

Our 2015 - 16 Officers

President - Pat David Zentner

Vice President - Andrew Kerstetter

Secretary - Gerrianne Keiser

Corresponding Secretary - Shirley Polster

Treasurer - Fay Cox

Board - Dennis Bortz

Board - C. Richard Chartrand

Board - Jeanne Harakal

Board - Ruth Kemmerer

Board - Patricia Mabus

Board - Carl Wieder

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