Our Association was organized in 1975 with an objective of "to promote within our community an understanding of and appreciation for our local heritage”. In 1979 and 1980 Hay Creek acquired the historic Joanna Furnace property from Bethlehem Steel and have broadened our mission to include the preservation and restoration of this treasured 18th & 19th century iron making community.

Today the organization is 1,000 members strong and relies on volunteer efforts and donations to preserve the history of the Hay Creek Valley. We invite you to visit us by "stepping back in time" and reliving the important history that surrounds our community.

We are open Monday through Friday and select days on the weekend.


Hay Creek Classic Car & Motorcycle Show Saturday, June 20th – 7 am to 3 pm. Join us on this special day as we honor America’s Veterans at a family friendly event.  All classic, antique, military, hot rod, muscle cars, and motorcycles welcome.    Admission is free to the event; however show vehicles will be asked to give a $20 donation to show their car, truck, or motorcycle.  (Advance registration is only $15 – click here to download a form).  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Hay Creek Valley Historical Association and the Keystone Iron Warriors; a non-profit organization established to help veterans who have emotional and physical trauma suffered from active duty.  Note: Vehicles will be judged with prizes being awarded at 2:30 pm

Servicemen from any conflict or war are invited to have a booth at the event and share their experiences with the public. Veterans wishing to have a booth need to register in advance – click here to download a registration form. Veteran displays open to the public at 10 am. Look for vintage military vehicles to be a part of this display.

Special flag presentations and a flag retirement ceremony will take place at the event. The public is invited to bring old tattered flags for the special observance which will take place at 2 pm by the Joanna American Legion Post #537.

Rivers Rockabilly Trio will perform on stage from 10 am to 2 pm. The bands mission it to honor American music of the 1950s including music from Bill Haley and his Comets, Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, and , of course, the young Elvis Presley, along with other music . They bring this classic American style to the concert stage with superb showmanship and unstoppable energy; A Rivers concert is a joyful, boppin' good, sing-along, time travel experience!

The event kicks off at 7 am with a flea and vendor market. Vendors will be selling a wide variety of items including antique, household, tools, chickens items, and much more. The Keystone Iron Warriors and the Joanna American Legion will also be represented in the market. To reserve a booth please call Kathleen at 610-914-8152.

Food Galore – a Breakfast Buffet will be served from 7 to 11 am and other foods available throughout the day including breakfast sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, ice cream and cold drinks. A chicken BBQ dinner will be available from noon to 2 pm. Advance tickets are required for the chicken BBQ. Call 610-286-0388 to reserve your dinner.

Hay Creek FestivalFriday – Sunday, September 11 – 13, 2015. Join us for our 39th annual celebration as you will step back in time and enjoy a living history experience that will take you back 200 years! Craft and antique vendors are also needed for this event.

39th ANNUAL HAY CREEK FESTIVAL - Friday - Sunday, September 11 – 13, 2015
HAY CREEK APPLE FESTIVAL - Saturday & Sunday, October 10 & 11, 2015
CHRISTMAS AT JOANNA - Friday – Sunday, December 4-6, 2015

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Mission: Developing camaraderie among women of all ages as we journey into the past in the pursuit of