• 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.

Who We Are

Whitehall Historical Preservation Society

​Phone - 610.776.7280
Email - whps@verizon.net

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.

November 29, 2017--The Ironmen of Catasauqua—7:00 PM—Deb Mellish--With the Crane Iron Works came many immigrants from South Wales in the 19th century.  These early Welsh brought with them their ethics and knowledge of industry, iron making, and coal mining.  They were laborers, labor organizers, engineers, managers, and business owners.  In Catasauqua, they built company homes and lived in the neighborhoods they built, next to the iron furnaces, foundries, mills, and machine shops they built and managed.  Their names were Thomas, Williams, Davies, Davis, and Milson.  They started as a Welsh enclave in the middle of a German farming community, but many local farmers became part of the industrial economy, adding their talents and farm's mineral resources.  The Scots Irish descended from the Craig Settlement, the Irish who helped build the canal, and the English with capital to invest also were assimilated into what would become the Iron Borough.  As the iron industry prospered, so did the families who shaped its course.  They are Catasauqua's heritage.  The presentation will cover these men, the iron and iron-related industries that they built, and their contributions to Catasauqua, nearby communities, the region, and beyond."  By Deb Mellish 

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