Lower Saucon Township Historical Society
PO Box 176, Hellertown, PA 18055
Email us at LSHistorical@yahoo.com

Located outside of Hellertown, PA
at 4216 Countryside Lane
in the Township of Lower Saucon

Meeting information and directions

Calendar of Events
at the Schoolhouse
Lower Saucon Township Historical Society meets the second Wednesday of each month in Seidersville Hall, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike. Visitors are always welcome to join us at a meeting. See column at immediate right for events.

Watch this spot for future tour dates!!!!
April 30, 2016
(Saturday) 1:00 - 3:00 PM

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November 11, 2017 (Saturday)

From 10:00 AM

All equipment will be supplied to volunteers.

Winning Recipe at the 2015 Apple Festival held at the Lutz Franklin schoolhouse .



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Calendar of Events
at Seidersville

Lower Saucon Township Historical Society meets the second Wednesday of each month in Seidersville Hall, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike.

Visitors are always welcome to join us at a meeting.

November 8, 2017 (Wednesday)FIREFIGHTING IN BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA 1741-1917

The authors, Chris Eline, Nancy Rutman and Karen Samuels, will discuss their research for the book and present a slideshow about Bethlehem firefighting. They will have signed books for sale.

  About the authors:

  Chris Eline is a local historian and firefighter for the Bethlehem Fire Department for 24 years. He quickly developed a reputation as the "curator" of the department’s history, photos, and artifacts. Eline has created display cases of these items, which are located throughout the city.

  Nancy Rutman discovered an interest in American history as a teenager, during the nation's bicentennial in 1976. She began assembling a collection of historical postcards, books, photographs, and ephemera that tell the story of the Lehigh Valley region. She is a book designer, copy editor and publication production specialist.

  Karen Samuels is an author of seven books on Bethlehem area history and a Keystone Press Award-winning newspaper columnist. She became involved with the efforts to restore a one-room schoolhouse in Lower Saucon Township and found that she had a love for historical research.

.  The talk will start at 7:00pm in Seidersville Hall.  Light refreshments will be served and guests are welcome. Contact: lshistorical@yahoo.com or call 610-625-8771.

January 10, 2018 - Presentation and Dinner!!
Ueberroth Zinc Mine of Friedensville

Beatles Night
The talk will include information on the President pump and the Cornish Engine House, both used at the mine. The night will also include a catered dinner. 

Tickets will go on sale in December - more details to follow.

All proceeds will benefit the Lutz-Franklin Schoolhouse
            (NO Board of Directors meeting).

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Images of America: Saucon Valley
Images of America: Lower Saucon

(pictured below)

A pictorial essay featuring 250 pictures of Lower Saucon and Saucon Valley throughout the years.

Books are $22

Books are available at:
1) Lower Saucon Twp Municipal Offices - Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem
2) Hellertown Library, Hellertown
3) Saylor's Market (old Guro's)
4) Se-Wy-Co Beverage

Lower Saucon book cover  Lower Saucon book cover



email Email us at Lutzfran@lutzfranklin.com or LShistorical@yahoo.com

Mission Statement
The Lower Saucon Township Historical Society seeks to preserve and maintain the Lutz-Franklin Schoolhouse as an example of 19th century Pennsylvania architecture, to utilize it as a place of public education, to acquire, conserve and archive artifacts, manuscripts, photographs, recordings and ephemera relevant to the history of Lower Saucon Township and to make them available for research, study and education.

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How to get to Lutz Franklin School:

How to get to Seidersville Hall:
Our monthly meetings
are held the 2nd Wednesday each month at 7:00pm at Seidersville Hall located at the Lower Saucon Township Municipal Complex at 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem, PA. To get there:


From Route 22 take PA 378 South towards Bethlehem. After crossing the Hill-to-Hill bridge, with its steel superstructure, continue south on Route 378 up the mile-long hill to the top. After crossing the top of the hill and starting down the hill about 1 block, bear to the right onto the two-lane road (Old Philadelphia Pike) and continue past the stop intersection for about two city blocks to Town Hall on the right.

FROM THE SOUTH From Route 309, turn onto Route 378 North and continue northward for about three miles. After you pass under the I-78 overpass, turn left at the traffic signal on to Black River Road. At the stop sign turn right onto Old Philadelphia Pike. Continue northbound for about two city blocks to Town Hall on the left.
FROM I-78 Interstate 78 West to Hellertown/Bethlehem Exit 67. Follow Route 412 South, which becomes Main Street in Hellertown. Turn right at traffic light at Water Street, which becomes Friedensville Road after crossing Saucon Creek. Follow Friedensville Road to Hickory Hill Road. Continue straight ahead to Route 378. Continue through the traffic signal to the stop sign at Old Philadelphia Pike. Turn left and continue downhill on Old Philadelphia Pike for about two city blocks to Town Hall on the right.

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