Hellertown Historical Society (HHS) is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Hellertown. In 1984, the Society was granted a 99 year lease from the Borough of Hellertown to occupy, restore, and maintain a major portion of Hellertown’s historical 35 acre Heller-Wagner Grist Mill tract and its buildings. The grounds adjoin the Saucon Rail Trail and offer a welcome spot for relaxation, touring, and refreshment. Ponds, sport fields, picnic tables, and benches dot the grounds. Ample free parking is available. This is a destination not to be missed.
Visitors tour the restored circa 1761 Heller-Wagner Grist Mill; the Grist Mill Museum which houses an eclectic mix of scenes depicting life in Hellertown’s earlier days; The Barn Museum which houses agricultural implements and skilled craftsmen tools; the circa 1700’s Wash House; the circa 1860 Walnut Street Pony Bridge, restored by Society in 2000; and the circa 1800’s Miller’s House which houses rotating displays and a Hospitality Room Gift Shop. For the history of all site structures, please visit the Society’s website www.hellertownhistoricalsociety.orgHours for tours are 9:00 am -11:30 am Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and by appointment.
One of Hellertown’s treasures is the Society’s historical Tavern Room and adjoining Mill Room on the lower level of the Grist Mill. These are available for meetings, parties, luncheons, reunions, and other social gatherings for a nominal donation to the Society. Please contact the Society’s volunteer Tavern Room Coordinator, at 610 838 1770 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your event. Additional information and pictures are available on the society’s website www.hellertownhistoricalsociety.org
For an up-to-date list of HHS Speakers’ Series Nights, events, and activities, visit the Society’s website, www.hellertownhistoricalsociety.org , check the Discover Lehigh Valley Calendar of events, and follow HHS on Facebook.
Opportunities for volunteers of all ages, including opportunities for community service hours and scout projects for youth, are available. New volunteers and new members are warmly welcomed. The Hellertown Historical Society is an all-volunteer 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit Organization.