• 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

 November 28, 2018

7 PM
Lehigh Valley Transit

Northampton Line

Doug Peters

  The Lehigh Valley Transit Company ran from 1905 until 1952.  With over 200 miles of track covering the areas of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton including expansion lines to local towns and villages such as Emmaus, Coplay, Hellertown, Nazareth and others.  The topic for this evening’s program will be the “Northampton Line”
                Mr. Peters has always had a love for trolley cars and rail transportation.  He is the author of 3 books and hosted a TV program all sharing his knowledge of the trolley system.  Please join us to learn about this historic mode of transportation or reminisce and share your experiences riding the trolleys.   

Mill - 501 Mickley Road, Whitehall, PA

Grim House:  506 Mickley Road, Whitehall, Pa.

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

Please consider joining the Whitehall Historical Preservation Society and help us bring our past into the future.  We offer a variety of membership Levels: Student-$8; Individual-$15+; Family- $25+; Sponsor-$50+; and Patron-$100+.  With your membership you will receive an informative newsletter detailing our upcoming events and ongoing activities.  Also, all members are invited, with a guest, to our Holiday Social in December.  This year we are offering a discount in our store; 20% to members at the Family level and under and 30% to those at the Sponsor level and above.  Click on Membership to download an application or call 610 776-7280 if you wish to become a member of WHPS.

Upcoming Programs

​2019 WHPS Membership Drive

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.