​​​​​​​2019 WHPS Membership Drive

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.

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

Upcoming Programs

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.

​​​​​Who We Are

Mar 27, 2019—7:00 PM: 

"History of the Lehigh River"

As we go about our daily routine, traveling to work, doing our shopping, visiting family and friends, we are most likely to pass over the Lehigh River, at some point or another.  Has it ever crossed your mind the significance this waterway has had on the development of our community and the surrounding area.  It was a focal point of the Industrial Revolution in America.  What amount of havoc has this prosperity brought to the river and the adjacent landscape, including its wildlife?


Hear from Ms. Bugbee about the abuse and mismanagement the Lehigh River has had to endure throughout the years.  Learn of the rescue efforts provided by private and public agencies and organizations, allowing all of us to enjoy this precious commodity, and abolish its mistreatment.

  • 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.