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 Festival – Hay Creek Festival – Friday – Sunday, September 5 – 7th – 8 am to 5 pm daily. 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! This extraordinary historic adventure includes antique cars and tractors, early American & contemporary craft markets, Civil War & WWII encampments, folk music, and delicious homemade foods!
Antique Vehicles at the Hay Creek Festival – The Hay Creek Festival welcomes all registered antique cars, tractors, and motorcycles to our community event on September 5 – 7th. Driver and one passenger are admitted free to the festival with their vehicle. In exchange we ask that you spend some time with your exhibit and share some aspects about your vehicle with festival guests. To receive (by mail) a special pre-registration card and admission pass please email email@example.com.