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.


Irish Breakfast Buffet – Saturday, March 15th – 7 am to 12 noon. Come celebrate the luck of the Irish and enjoy a buffet that includes Pancakes, waffles, sausage, homemade corned beef hash, bacon, scrapple, creamed chipped beef, scrambled eggs, country style potatoes, baked oatmeal, fruit, coffee, juice and more! Reservations are not required to attend.

Pot Pie & Soup Sale – Thursday, March 27, 2014. Warm yourself up this spring and order our famous Chicken Pot Pie before our Fall Festivals. In addition, orders are being taken for our homemade New England Clam Chowder. Cost is only $7.00 per quart. Order deadline: Thursday, March 20th. Click here to complete and mail the order form or call 610-286-0388 to order by credit card.

Gardening By the Month – Starting on Tuesday March 4th and lasting until July come to Joanna Furnace and learn about Herb Gardening. The classes will cover herb planting, harvesting, uses, potpourri making and much more. For more information email Nancy at nleweeplay@dejazzd.com. Participants can register for one class or for the entire six-class program. Click here to download the Gardening by the Month Registration Form.

Hay Creek Festival – Friday – Sunday, September
5 – 7, 2014. Join us for our 38th 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.

HAY CREEK FESTIVAL - Friday – Sunday, September 5 – 7, 2014
HAY CREEK APPLE FESTIVAL - Saturday & Sunday, October 11 & 12, 2014
CHRISTMAS AT JOANNA - Friday – Sunday, December 5-7, 2014

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