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)

March 19, 2015

“Toys From the Past” – Bob Swaim presents a program that will surely rekindle childhood memories!  Hear the history of The Slinky and his effort to make The Slinky the Pennsylvania State Toy.

March 22, 2015

“Musical Memories Museum” – Take a free tour of Ray Scheffy’s Musical Memories Museum in the west end of Allentown.  His collection includes organs, pianos, nickelodeons, juke boxes and phonographs.  Meet at the Society’s parking lot at 12:45 PM.  Tours are limited to a maximum of 10 people.  Call the Society at 610-966-6591 to sign up for the tour.

April 15, 2015

“Vintage and Rare Emmaus Postcards” – Presented by Andrew Kerstetter and Richard Chartrand.  Shown on the big screen, see our collection of Emmaus postcards from years ago.

April 19, 2015

“Road Trip” – If you would like to join us, we are touring the Hamburg Historical Society and Reading Railroad Heritage Museum.  Meet at the Hamburg Historical Society at 1:00 PM, located at 102 State St., Hamburg, PA 19526.  From there we will visit Reading Railroad Heritage Museum at 500 S. Third St., Hamburg, PA 19526.  

April 25, 2015

“Book Signing” George DeVault will be available from noon to 4:00 PM to sign his book “Fire Call” at 563 Chestnut Street.  Books will be available for purchase.

May 20, 2015

“Native Americans of Eastern Pennsylvania and the Jasper Quarries of Vera Cruz” – Bob Benner returns with Part 3 of his series of programs.  There will be an election of officers prior to the program.


Emmaus Historical Society Celebrated 20 Years

With a Limited Edition Dated Pewter Ornament

(Special Lower Price) Only $10.60 (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, or click here to download a PDF order form.  Complete the order form and mail with a check for $13.00 which includes postage and we will mail it to you.

Shop at Dan Schantz Greenhouse and help raise money for the

Emmaus Historical Society

Click on the flowers for your coupons (March 1 - June 30 2015)

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 2014 - 15 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 - Ethel “Peep” Kehm

Board - Ruth Kemmerer

Board - Carl Wieder

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.