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 BuffetSaturday, March 21, 2015 – 7 to 11 am. PA “There are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were." And both groups are going to follow their appetites and descend on Joanna Furnace on Saturday March 21st for our annual Irish Breakfast Buffet. The buffet includes pancakes, waffles, Fresh Country Sausage, Homemade Corn Beef Hash, Bacon, Scrapple, Creamed Chipped Beef, Scrambled Eggs, Country Style Potatoes, Baked Oatmeal, Fruit, Coffee, Juice and more. Hay Creek’s Lady of Music, Phyllis Hummel, will entertain guests and sing various Irish and folk songs. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $4.50 for children ages 5 to 11. Youngsters under age five are free. Reservations not required to attend.

Chicken Pot Pie & Soup SaleThursday, March 26th – 10 am to 6 pm. Orders are now being accepted for Hay Creek’s spring soup sale. Order our delicious homemade Chicken Pot Pie or our New England Clam Chowder. Deadline to order is March 21st. Call 610-286-0388 to reserve your quarts of soup!

Gardening By the MonthStarting on Tuesday April 21st and lasting until June 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.

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.

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

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