Become a Member

The Hay Creek Valley Historical Association (HCVHA) offers one of the best opportunities anywhere for families to work together.

HCVHA is comprised of over 700 families. Each is involved in its own area(s) of interest. Membership in our organization opens unlimited situations for people of all ages to become involved in a vast array of educational activities.

Our 1,200 plus members are proud to be part of an organization which, through its volunteers, has become the developer of a major site in the history of early iron production. HCVHA has been nationally recognized for its volunteer efforts.

You and your family should consider joining the HCVHA family. With the large and diverse programs that HCVHA has, we can truly say that there is something here to meet everyone’s interests.

Join HCVHA for this year’s historic season. Be involved with HCVHA and make Historic Joanna Furnace part of your family’s life. Click here to join.

Hay Creek Membership Offers

Serious Fun – Committee projects let you meet and work with new friends.

Distant Adventures – Hay Creek Valley Tours takes you to places of historic interest….all over the eastern seaboard.

Warm Social Events – Everyone in your family will enjoy the special dinners, picnics and campfires held at Joanna Furnace.

Solve Mysteries – Be a part of our history team and help piece together 200 year old documents and maps.

Search for Answers – Work with our archaeologists and venture back to the earliest days of the iron plantation.

Festive Events – Help bring life to the daily activities of Historic Joanna Furnace with over 1,500 volunteers at the three day Hay Creek Festival in September, our one day Apple Festival in October, the beautiful Christmas at Joanna event held each December, and our newest activity Furnace Operation Days held the third Saturday of each month.

Learn Early American Crafts and Trades – Each member of your family can learn a skill from any of our early American crafts. Pick from quilting, woodworking, blacksmithing, charcoal making, casting, spinning, weaving, open fire cooking, butchering, paper making, antique gasoline and steam engines, tractors, and many other period trades.