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 18, 2017 – 7 am to 12 noon. Join us for our 10th annual Valentine’s Breakfast and enjoy live music while savoring 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 Bean Soup SaleThursday, March 9th – 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 Bean soup. Deadline to order is March 2nd . Call 610-286-0388 to reserve your quarts of soup!

Irish Breakfast Buffet - Saturday, March 18, 2017

41st Annual Hay Creek FestivalFriday – Sunday, September 8 – 10, 2017. Join us for our 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, crafts and antiques, engines, tractors, antique cars, musical entertainment, homemade and open fire cooked foods, AND tours of the Historic Joanna Furnace ironmaking complex.

Hay Creek Apple Festival - Saturday & Sunday, October 14 & 15, 2017

Christmas at Joanna - Friday – Sunday, December 1-3, 2017

Mission: Developing camaraderie among men with an interest in mechanical technology and wood craft related fields while working on

Click here to read  the Association newsletters and learn about past projects and programs.

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