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.

Index Capital Fund History Research Membership Business Links

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 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.

Volunteers Needed!

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

  Museum Greeters/Docents – generally Saturdays from 12 to 4 and Sundays from 10 to 2

  Fund Raising for both Capital Campaign and General Funding (ideas, event planning, soliciting)

  Maintenance and Cleaning the building and property (inside and out)

  Collections Committee – examine and catalog items donated to the Museum

  Museum Displays and Exhibits – set up and take down of changing Museum displays  

  Publicity and Mailings – ideas for Newsletters, Flyers and Posters. Assist with bulk mailings

  Office Administration and Data Entry – record keeping, filing and updating data

  Food Committee – help with baking, serving or cleaning up at Programs and Events

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


(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 - Please continue to support the restoration project of the front porch concrete balustrade and main steel columns.  All donations are tax deductible.

August 24, 2016, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Click Here for the Appraisal Flier)

 "Antique Appraisal Program & 50/50 Raffle" - Certified appraisers, Charlie and Judy Moyer, will provide you with verbal appraisals for one or two (no more than two) items you bring.  They will talk about each item and give valuable information about the collectible or antique.  Arrive at least one half hour prior to the start of the program to unpack your item.  You are required to repack your item after the appraisal.  For those bringing one or two items, tickets are $5.00 per item purchased at the door.  An enjoyable event, whether you bring an item or just come for an interesting and informative evening. There will be a 50/50 raffle.  Food and refreshments available at a nominal cost.

September 1 - December 25, 2016

 "Dan Schantz Greenhouse Fundraiser" - Dan Schantz Greenhouse offers this program to organizations to help them with their fundraising efforts.  $2.00 of your $10.00 purchase is donated to the Society by Dan Schantz when you give the cashier a benefit ticket.  A benefit ticket page is included in your Autumn newsletter. (Coming soon)

September 21, 2016

 "Our Moravian Settlers" - Presented by Bill Barto.


We Hope to See You this Summer at our Events!

Visit the Museum Saturdays Noon to 4 PM and Sunday, 10 AM to 2 PM