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 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.

Antique Cars, Tractors, and Engines – Register today to participate at the Hay Creek Festival.
Yes, we would like to hear from you if you are planning to attend our event on September 11 - 13 with an antique car, tractor, and/or engine display. Feel free to upload a small bio about your exhibit and attach a picture or two.

Friday is ‘Student Day’ at the Hay Creek Festival! On Friday, September 11th students from public, private schools and homeschoolers, accompanied by their teachers, parents and homeschool parents, are offered free admission to the festival. The Hay Creek Festival provides a wonderful opportunity for school students to learn about our rich American history. The varied attractions of the festival immerse the student in the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the 18th and 19th Century. Don't miss this unique learning experience for your students including stage events and hands-on activities. Click here to download a Student Day registration form.

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

Mission: Developing camaraderie among men with an interest in mechanical technology and wood craft related fields while working on

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