Northern Lehigh Historical Society

The Northern Lehigh Historical Society will meet on Wednesday, March 30 at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, and will open with a business meeting at 7 p.m., followed by a presentation by Dan Kunkle, executive director of the Nature Center, who will conduct a tour of the new visitor and education center. For more information about the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, including driving directions, check their website at

The society had a productive 2010. Plans for 2011-2012 include the construction of a pavilion beyond the east entrance of the Trout Run Covered Bridge followed by the construction of a roof over the stage at the west end of the Bridge.

The NLHS is part of a coalition of local community groups, businesses and municipal governing bodies known as the Venture Group. One of the goals of the Venture Group is the construction of a restroom and pavilion/meeting room at the Slatington Trailhead. Work on the facility started in 2009. The restroom facility is nearing completion, with construction of the pavilion/meeting room slated to commence this spring.

NLHS events scheduled at this time for 2011 include: First Thursday of the month: planning meeting for "The Gathering," to be held on Oct. 1. Call (610) 760-9281 or e-mail for details.

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Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold an indoor meeting at the Moose at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 15. The speaker is to be announced.