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Palmerton Area Historical Society celebrating 20th birthday

  • LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The Palmerton Area Historical Society turns 20 years old this year and invites everyone to help them celebrate at their home at the Palmerton Area Heritage Center at 410 Delaware Ave. in Palmerton.
    LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The Palmerton Area Historical Society turns 20 years old this year and invites everyone to help them celebrate at their home at the Palmerton Area Heritage Center at 410 Delaware Ave. in Palmerton.
Published March 17. 2010 05:00PM

It's no longer a teenager. This year, the Palmerton Area Historical Society celebrates its 20th birthday and members want to invite you to a birthday party to help them celebrate.

A Founder's Day Tea will be held on Sunday, March 21 from 2-4 p.m. at the Palmerton Area Heritage Center at 410 Delaware Ave. in Palmerton.

It will be a Meet and Greet with refreshments where you can meet the original officers, board of directors and charter members along with current members.

This event is the official kick-off to a year-long celebration.

The first un-offical activity was a poster contest held in January at the Palmerton Area High School. The winner will be announced and awarded a cash prize of $150 at the next event, a birthday dinner at the First UCC in Palmerton on Saturday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m.

The other birthday celebratory events will be: a "Walk Around the Block" with Betsy Burnhauser, Sunday, May 23 at 2 p.m.; July there will be an open house at the Kibler School; Sunday, Sept. 19 from 2-4 p.m. there will be an open house at the Society's archives in Palmerton Borough Hall; Sunday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. there will be an open house at the Little White Church with the emphasis on the cemetery; Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m., Betsy Burnhauser will give a power point presentation on the history of Palmerton with ethnic pastries, at the Knight's Gallery in the Palmerton Area Library.

The year long celebration will end on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. with an ecumenical service at the Little White Church.

The PAHS meet the last Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Knight's Gallery of the Palmerton Area Library at 402 Delaware Ave., Palmerton and invite you to join them.

They also invite all to come and take a walk through Palmerton's history at the Center's current display. The Center's hours are: Wednesdays, 1-4:30 p.m.;Thursdays,10 a.m. until 2 p.m.; Fridays, 12-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. or by appointment.

If you would like to make a donation, (monetary or historical,) contact 610-824-6954 or email contactus@palmertonhistorical.org. Also, check out its website at www.palmertonhistorical.org.

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