Whitehall Historical Preservation Society

​Phone - 610.776.7280
Email - whps@verizon.net

​​​​​​​2019 WHPS Membership Drive

Feb 27, 2019—7:00 PM: 

"A Pennsylvania Dutch Life 

Dave and Jean Adam

​Jean and Dave Adam will present PA Dutch Life in today’s “times,” including some humor.  David will talk about some PA Dutch history and the tradition of Groundhog Day.  A new offering this year will be a tall story as presented in the Liar’s Festival at the Kutztown Folk Festival.  An English explanation of the story will be given.  Jean and Dave will give a PA Dutch dialog story along with singing several PA Dutch songs.  As in previous years, all attendees will be invited to sing along with Schnitzelbank.  “Experiment and Experience” was presented in 2018.  Jean will explain what we have done to “practice what we preach.”

Mar 27, 2019--7:00 PM:  "History of the Lehigh River"--Louise Bugbee


April 24, 2019--7:00 PM:  "Story of Trans World Airline (TWA)--Eric Quimby


May 18, 2019--8 AM to 2 PM:  "WHPS Annual Flea Market" (rental spaces available to        the  public for $10 in advance and $15 on day of the event)  Rain date:  May 19--Call 610-776-7280 to reserve a space.


May 29, 2019--7 PM:  "History of C.F. Martin Guitar Company"--Chris Martin


June 26, 2019--7 PM:  "Lehigh Valley Mall"--John Ferreira

July 13, 20, & 27--10:00 AM to 2:00 PM--Mill Open to the Public


Sep. 25, 2019--7 :00 PM:  "Fort Deshler"--Lee Rackus

Oct. 4--Cash Bingo at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., Coplay, PA.  Doors open at 5:30 PM--Calling Starts at 6:30 PM.  Refreshments will be available.  Call 610-776-7280 for advance tickets.

Nov. 20, 2019--7:00 PM TBD


​Dec. 8, 2019--2 pm:  Members Holiday Social at the Mill

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.

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.

Upcoming Programs

Mill - 501 Mickley Road, Whitehall, PA

Grim House:  506 Mickley Road, Whitehall, Pa.

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

​​​​​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.