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.


40th Anniversary Celebration of the Hay Creek Festival FridaySunday, September 9 – 11, 201610 am to 5 pm. Join us for our 40th annual celebration as we will step back in time and enjoy a living history experience that will take you back 200 years!

Our heritage event offers early American Craft Demonstrations with hands-on activities, Creekside Crafts and Antiques, Engines, Tractors, Antique Cars, Musical Entertainment, Homemade and Open Fire Cooked Foods, Civil War Encampment AND tours of the Historic Joanna Furnace Iron Works.

Saturday Night Entertainment – To help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Hay Creek Festival we will celebrate with music on Bull’s Stage from 6 to 9 pm. Our featured group, The Celtic Martin’s, will perform from 7:30 to 9 pm.

Note change in parking:  Friday festival parking (only) is on the festival grounds.  Saturday and Sunday visitors will park at a large lot about a mile south of the festival grounds.  Saturday evening entertainment parking (starting at 5 pm) will be on the festival grounds.   ALL FESTIVAL PARKING AND SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE IS FREE.

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 40th anniversary event on September 9 - 11 with an antique car, tractor, and/or engine display.  Registration can be done in person at the event or simply by clicking the link above and registering today.

Hay Creek Apple Festival - Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9, 2016

Christmas at Joanna - Friday – Sunday, December 2 – 4, 2016

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