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 Classic Car & Motorcycle Show Saturday, June 18th – 7 am to 3 pm. Join us on this special day as we honor America’s Veterans at a family friendly event. All classic, antique, military, hot rod, muscle cars, and motorcycles welcome. Admission is free to the event; however show vehicles will be charged a $10 donation to show their car, truck, or motorcycle. All registered vehicles will be judged with homemade trophies being awarded at 2:55 pm. Click here to print a vehicle registration form. This year the event will offer a hill climb of pre-1940 vehicles. This unique competition will take place at 1 pm.

Servicemen from any conflict or war are invited to have a booth at the event and share their experiences with the public. Veterans wishing to have a booth need to register in advance – click here to download a registration form. Veteran displays open to the public at 10 am. Look for vintage military vehicles to be a part of this display. Military re-enactors are also welcome to participate at the event. For more information about being a part of the military encampment please click here.

Special flag presentations and a flag retirement ceremony will take place at the event. The public is invited to bring old tattered flags for the special observance which will take place at 2:30 pm by the Joanna Legion Post #537.

The event kicks off at 7 am with a flea and vendor market. Vendors will be selling a wide variety of items including antique, household, tools, children’s items, and much more. To reserve a booth in the market please call Kathleen at 610-914-8152.

Food Galore – a Breakfast Buffet will be served from 7 to 11 am and other good-ole American foods available throughout the day including breakfast sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, ice cream and cold drinks.

40th Annual Hay Creek Festival Friday – Sunday, September 9 – 11, 2016. Join us for our 40th 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 with hands-on activities for children, Home Craft and Antique Market, 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 8 & 9, 2016

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

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