• As a non-profit organization its goals are to:

  • Restore and preserve the Helfrich Springs Grist Milland the Peter Grim Homestead

  • Advocate the preservation of historically significant structures and sites within Whitehall Township

  • Provide educational programs to schools and the community

  • Collect, archive, preserve and display items from Whitehall Townships past

  • Promote public awareness of our history Society's Operational Goals

  • ENCOURAGE local citizens of Whitehall Township, past and present, to contribute materials which will be part of an historical collection for our archives.

  • COLLECT, SORT, FILE AND INDEX these historical materials so they can be available for research use.

  • SHARE records, family histories, books, photographs and other archival materials with interested researchers.

  • PROVIDE information about the history of our township, county and state through programs open to all interested persons. Focus on history programs to be presented to area school children which will develop understandings of their heritage.

  • SAVE, PROTECT AND PRESERVE the remaining historical buildings, ruins, and distinctive local land features whenever possible.

Whitehall Historical Preservation Society

May 30, 2018—“The Billboard             Boys”—7:00 PM—Movie                           Documentary

 It was a contest like no other. AM radio station WSAN challenged 3 local residents to live on a billboard with the hope to win a mobile home, awarded to the last person who remained “above ground”. No one anticipated the intense competition that ensued between the contestants and the nationwide coverage it received.
     If you developed a biased opinion about this event or if the story is new to you, by viewing this documentary, produced by Frank Petka and directed and edited by Pat Taggart, you will discover some interesting facts and perhaps, become pleasantly enlightened about this momentous occasion that is a part of Whitehall’s history.

Mill - 501 Mickley Road, Whitehall, PA

Grim House:  506 Mickley Road, Whitehall, Pa.

Mailing Address - PO Box 39, Whitehall, PA  18057-0039

The Whitehall Historical Preservation Society was named and incorporated in 1984. Its purpose is to provide planning, funding, management and general oversight for the advancement and preservation of Whitehall Township's heritage.

​​​​Upcoming Programs


Who We Are

​Phone - 610.776.7280
Email - whps@verizon.net