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.


Valentine’s Breakfast Buffet Saturday, February 13, 2016 – 7 am to 12 noon. Join us for our annual Valentine’s Breakfast and enjoy live music while eating our hearty lover’s breakfast that includes fresh strawberries and chocolate dip. Cost is $9.00 for adults & $4.50 for children 5 to 11 years old. Reservations not required to attend. Chicken Pot Pie & Ham and String Bean Soup Sale – Thursday, March 31st – 10 am to 5 pm. Orders are now being accepted for Hay Creek’s spring soup sale. Order our delicious homemade Chicken Pot Pie or our tasty Ham and String Bean with Potato stew. Deadline to order is March 24th. Call 610-286-0388 to reserve your quarts of soup!.Click here to download a Valentine’s Breakfast Buffet form

40th Annual Hay Creek Festival Friday – Sunday, September 9 – 11, 2016. Join us for our 40th annual celebration as you will step back in time and enjoy a living history experience that will take you back 200 years! Our long time community event offers early American craft demonstrations with hands-on activities for children, Home Craft and Antique Market, Engines, Tractors, Antique Cars, Musical Entertainment, Homemade and Open Fire Cooked Foods, AND tours of the Historic Joanna Furnace Ironmaking Complex.

Sponsor a Christmas Tree Friday – Sunday – December 4 – 6, 2015. The Hay Creek Valley Historical Association invites you to be a part of the Christmas at Joanna event by sponsoring a Christmas Tree at the December 4 –6th holiday event.  Each sponsored tree can be made in memory or an honor of a loved one and taken home after the event to decorate your own home.  In addition, sponsors will receive 2 complimentary passes to the Christmas at Joanna event. Deadline to participate – November 15, 2015Click here to download a Christmas Tree Sponsor Form.

VALENTINES BREAKFAST BUFFET - Saturday, February 13, 2016 – 7 am to 12 noon(Reservations not required to attend)
Soup Sale - Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Orders due March 24th)
40th Anniversary Celebration of the Hay Creek Festival - Friday - Sunday, September 9 - 11, 2016
HAY CREEK APPLE FESTIVAL - Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9, 2016
CHRISTMAS AT JOANNA - Friday – Sunday, December 2-5, 2016
HAY CREEK FESTIVAL - Friday – Sunday, September 9 – 11, 2016

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