A familiar name to most, Jon Wieand, the first president of WHPS, will share with us, his encounters of this controversial conflict. It was 1968 when Jon enlisted into the Army soon after his graduation from Whitehall High School. After a 9-10 week training period, he followed a passion, and became a flight engineer of a Chinook Helicopter. This machine is a multi-mission aircraft used for cargo hauling, troop transport and much more.
     Jon will also disclose, as a Vietnam veteran, what it was like coming home, after his tour of duty, sharing with us his personal feelings but also how the community treated his fellow comrades. For the past 19 years, Jon has been telling his story to the seniors of his alma mater. Least they not forget. 

     Jon has recently become involved with “Wreaths across America” as an event coordinator for the Cedar Hill Cemetery, along with his wife Rosann. WAA mission is to: Remember the fallen, Honor those who served, Teach our children the value of freedom. Go to www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org to learn more. Further information will also be available at this evening’s program meeting.

Mill - 501 Mickley Road, Whitehall, PA

Grim House:  506 Mickley Road, Whitehall, Pa.

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

 September 26, 2018

7 PM
My Vietnam Experience

Jon Wieand

Doors open at 5:30, bingo begins at 6:30.  Cost is $15.00 per person ($20.00 at the door).  There will be a Basket Raffle, 50/50 drawing, Bingo “Specials” and door prizes to be awarded.  Refreshments will be available.   We are looking forward to seeing you.  And thank you for your support. Call 610 776-7280 for more tickets.

You will have the opportunity to create 5 one-of-a-kind figurines made from seeds, nuts, leaves, pods, pine cones, teasel, and grasses. The cost is only $10 for members and $12 for non-members. All materials will be supplied. Please call 610 776-7280 to register for the class or if you have any questions. Deadline to register is October 13th.


Upcoming Programs

​Phone - 610.776.7280
Email - whps@verizon.net
  • 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.

 October 20, 2018
Craft Classes at the Mill 10:00 AM--Bobby Miller.

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.

October 5, 2018
Cash Bingo
Commitment to Family and Community

Coplay, PA

Who We Are

Whitehall Historical Preservation Society