Saucon Valley History Day festivities were held Saturday at the Heller Homestead and Lutz-Franklin School in Lower Saucon Township and at the Heller-Wagner Grist Mill in Hellertown.
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Friday, May 3, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The 6th annual Student Artistry Exhibit featuring works by Saucon Valley middle and high school students will open April 27 at the Heller Homestead in Lower Saucon Township.
Works by Saucon Valley high school and middle school students will be displayed in a local gallery beginning later this month. The Saucon Valley Conservancy has announced that the 6th annual Student Artistry Exhibit at the Heller Homestead will open with a public reception on Saturday, April 27. The exhibit is coordinated with the Saucon Valley School District and is under the direction of the district's related arts teachers. The homestead, which is located at 1890-92 Friedensville Road in Lower Saucon Township, will also host other special events that day in conjunction with Saucon Valley History Day. The exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, with a group photo of the young artists and welcoming remarks …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
It isn't too early to mark your calendar for April 27, when Saucon Valley History Day will take place at local historic sites. A Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce business community event will be held at the same time.
Do you love Saucon Valley history? Do you support Saucon Valley businesses? If you do, you won't want to miss everything that's scheduled for Saturday, April 27. That's when the sixth annual Saucon Valley History Day will take place from 9am to 2pm at several local historic sites, including the Wagner Grist Mill in Hellertown and the Lutz-Franklin Schoolhouse and Heller Homestead in Lower Saucon Township. The participating history day organizations are the Hellertown Historical Society, the Lower Saucon Township Historical Society and the Saucon Valley Conservancy. Also on April 27 from 9 to 2, the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its second annual "Pathway to Progress" celebration of the local business community. …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
A 'Meet the Artists’ Reception' featuring the Bethlehem Palette Club will be hosted by the Saucon Valley Conservancy at the Heller Homestead on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Works by the Bethlehem Palette Club's Plein Air Group are on display at the Heller Homestead from March 2 to April 21. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. A reception will be held March 4 from 7 to 9.
The Heller Homestead is located at 1890-92 Friedensville Road, Lower Saucon Township. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Saucon Valley Conservancy has announced its current slate of officers in the following press release.
Lower Saucon Township – Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 – The Saucon Valley Conservancy is pleased to announce the election of its board of directors and advisory board members at its annual meeting held on Feb. 21 at the historic Heller Homestead. All will serve for a one-year term. We are very excited to welcome Roger Jurczak to our Advisory Board. Board of Directors/Officers: Priscilla deLeon, President; Laura Ray, Vice President; Ginnie Blocker, Secretary; Donna Rice, Treasurer; Jerry Holum, Controller; Mary Ann Chegezy; Bob Ensminger; H. Ralph Koch, Jr.; Kathy Hudak; Debra Mellish; Ken Raniere; Russ Rice; and Michael Schlecht. Advisory Board: Ian Cramb; Kyle Datesman; Larry Eighmy; Greg Huber; Roger Jurczak; Frances Roseman; and Stephen …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Tonight's event will also feature a book-signing by "Saucon Secrets" author Lee Weidner and a Meet the Artist reception for current gallery exhibitor David Lee, whose paintings are on display through Dec. 16.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Lower Saucon Town Hall will host a program by the Speakers Bureau of Bethlehem's Steelworker Archives on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7pm.
Have you ever wondered what it was like to work at Bethlehem Steel, which at one time was the second biggest steel manufacturer in the U.S.? You'll have a chance on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7pm, when Lower Saucon Town Hall hosts a program about the company's working men and women. The program will be presented by the Speakers Bureau of the Steelworker Archives in Bethlehem, and among the speakers will be Lester Core, who was a rigger for Bethlehem Steel. Core and four other former workers will share their experiences working for the iconic company, which was in decline in the 1980s and closed most of its operations in the 1990s. The speakers will also present a video featuring interviews in which working and living in South Bethlehem are …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The Saucon Valley Conservancy's sixth annual Barn Tour of Saucon Valley Barns will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Advance tickets are available for purchase.
A local organization will once again celebrate the architectural and agricultural history of the Saucon Valley with a tour highlighting its unique barns this month. Tickets are currently on sale for the Saucon Valley Conservancy's sixth annual Barn Tour of Saucon Valley Barns, which will begin at the Beethoven Waldheim Club, 1984 Waldheim Road, Hellertown, on Saturday, Sept. 15. The tour will be held rain or shine from 11:30am to 4pm, and will begin at 9:30am with registration and a book-signing at the club pavilion. Barn experts and historians Robert Ensminger and Gregory Huber will also present an overview of the buildings on this year's tour. This year "a great diversity of barns will be experienced and will expand upon the excitement …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Saucon Valley History Day, a native plant sale, the Hellertown Historical Society Yard Sale, Monte Carlo Night, a fishing tournament, a reception for a new art exhibit at the Heller Homestead, and a H-LS Chamber of Commerce event are all planned.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated. A cornucopia of events are planned in the Saucon Valley this weekend, which means nobody gets to say, "I'm bored!" On Saturday, Saucon Valley History Day will celebrate the unique heritage of Lower Saucon Township and Hellertown, and a Chamber of Commerce event on the Saucon Rail Trail--called Pathway to Progress--will celebrate the contributions of local businesses and offer a glimpse of what's in store for visitors to the Saucon Valley Farmers' Market this season. At the Wagner Grist Mill, the 6th annual Phyllis Schnaible-George Klotz Memorial Fishing Tournament will benefit the Saucon Valley Community Center. And bargain-hunters will want to peruse the items for sale at the Hellertown …