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

 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 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.

May 18, 2016,  Election of Officrs and Board members will take prior to the program.

“The Emaus Plane crash of 1935” - On Friday, May 10, 1935, the single engine airplane piloted by prominent Emaus resident, Attorney Carl Iobst, crashed into the South Second Street home of Paul Rinker and immediately burst into flame. Hundreds gathered to view the scene.  We first presented this program in October 2010 with 140 in attendance.  Additional information will be presented as it relates to the history of our new museum building at 218 Main Street.

June 4, 2016, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Emmaus Historical Society

"Emmaus Community Yard Sale Day".  Deliver items to the Society on Friday, May 27 from 4 to 7 PM, Saturday, May 28 from Noon to 4 PM and Sunday, May 29 from 10 AM to 2 PM.  No deliveries accepted on day of sale.  Items not accepted are upholstered furniture, bedding, clothing and shoes.  Proceeds benefit Emmaus Historical Society.

June 15, 2016, 5:30 PM in the Moser Pavilion at Emmaus Community Park

"Summer Picnic".  Emmaus Historical Society will provide meat and drinks.  Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert.  If you plan to attend, please call the museum at 610-966-6591 to leave your name and message and include the item you would like to bring.  Non-member guests are welcome and asked to contribute $15.00 which pays 2016 membership dues.

August - "Antique Appraisal Program".  More information to follow.

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