Mill - 501 Mickley Road, Whitehall, PA

Grim House:  506 Mickley Road, Whitehall, Pa.

Mailing Address - PO Box 39, Whitehall, PA  18052-0039

Upcoming Programs

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

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.

April 24, 2019--Trans World Airlines [TWA]

7:00 PM—Eric Quimby

​​​​​​​2019 WHPS Membership Drive

​Phone - 610.776.7280
Email -

     This American icon was established in 1930 with the merger of Transcontinental Air Transport and Western Air Express.  Throughout its 71 years of operation, they experienced several highs and lows, both in their technology and financial aspects of the business. 
      Mr. Quimby, son of a TWA mechanic, acquired an interest in the company.  He would love to share with you his collection of memorabilia and knowledge of this once lucrative enterprise.  Learn of the involvement Howard Hughes had in the business.  What was the cause for the demise of this once popular Airline?  Eric will discuss this and other points of interest of the Trans World Airlines.  Get up, up, and away, on over to the Helfrich Springs Grist Mill.  Join us, you’re going to like us.​

​​​​​Who We Are

  • 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.