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The Walnut Street Pony Bridge
Hellertown Bottling Works

Hellertown’s Rich & Storied Past

The Hellertown Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Hellertown, PA. In 1984, the Society was granted a 99-year lease to occupy, restore, and maintain a major portion of Hellertown’s 35-acre Heller-Wagner Grist Mill tract and its buildings. Visitors can visit the Grist Mill and museum showing early life in Hellertown.

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Each Gift Shop purchase assists the Society to raise funding to support its Mission Statement of maintaining the buildings/grounds and the collection of artifacts within our possession.

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Members and volunteers are the backbone to the Hellertown Historical Society. Click the button below to learn more about membership opportunities.

Learn About Hellertown's History

Hellertown’s First Jail Now Ready for Visitors

Hellertown Historical Society planned to clean and restore the Borough’s First Jail in order to preserve its historical value. In 2017, thanks to fundraising efforts... ...

Moms Diner

Who remembers Mom’s Diner directly across from the corner of Ackerman and Main Streets? Sorry…not this author! Though there are still plenty of Hellertonians who... ...

1905: Main and Durham Streets

Here is another dandy trolley photothis one from 1905. This one was taken on Main Street looking NE at Durham Street. The building at the... ...

Magnolia Road

Who knew Magnolia Road was once known as “Green Street” in Hellertown in 1915. This Sanborn map of 1915 shows it was!! Also notice the... ...

Hellertown Bottling Works

Hellertown Bottling Works was owned and operated by William Austin Seigfried for about 35 years until 1971. The business was founded in September, 1935. The... ...

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Memorials in Lieu of Flowers

We have seen a trend toward families of deceased ones suggesting family and friends send a donation to the Hellertown Historical Society. This is sincerely... ...

Hellertown’s First Jail Now Ready for Visitors

Hellertown Historical Society planned to clean and restore the Borough’s First Jail in order to preserve its historical value. In 2017, thanks to fundraising efforts... ...

Upcoming Community Events

Halloween Parade in Hellertown
October 23 @ 2:00 pm
October 23 @ 7:00 pm
Hellertown, Pennsylvania

HHS will participate in this year’s Halloween Parade with a special float that we’re building and we can’t wait for you to see it. But…it’s top secret...

Hellertown Halloween Parade
The Tavern Room
December 3 @ 7:00 pm
December 3 @ 9:00 pm
The Grist Mill Tavern Room
Hellertown Historical Society

Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House
The Tavern Room
December 10 @ 12:00 pm
December 10 @ 4:00 pm
The Grist Mill Tavern Room
Hellertown Historical Society

Shopping at the Mill.

Shopping at the Mill
Hellertown Historical Society
December 10 @ 12:00 pm
December 10 @ 4:00 pm
The Grist Mill Tavern Room
Hellertown Historical Society
Santa Visit

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