Mission Statement

Promotes the discovery, collection, preservation, archive, display, interpretations and publication of the history, historical records, culture, landmarks, artifacts, memorabilia, and data of, and relating to Weisenberg and Lowhill Townships and their surrounding areas.

The Rooms Inside The Historical Society

Take a look at the rooms inside the Historical Society.

Bedroom
Bedroom
The Parlor

This Tallboy Clock is located in 2nd floor Parlor.

Pictures in the hallway
Pictures in the hallway
Zimmerman Room
Zimmerman Room
The Library
The Library
The Original Bar
The hotel was in the Werley family until 1915 when Milton Zimmerman bought it.
Display Room
Display Room
This clock belonged to Richard Werley. Grandson of Elias Werley.
The Store
Books for sale
Books for sale
The Store

Upcoming Events for 2024

All events are at Historical Society headquarters unless otherwise indicated.

Genealogy Networking Sessions…2nd Sunday of every month, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm..

July 20, 2024 Farmer’s Market/Bakesale from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

“Good Egg” food truck will be present. Spaces are $10.

August 10th and 11th Plow Boys Summer Show.

Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM

Sunday 9AM to 5 PM

Rod Geisinger Vocal Group performing each day.

September 21st Farmer’s Market/Bake Sale from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m Spaces are $10.

October 10th Hoagie Fundraiser Pickup with orders due on

9-30-2024

October 20th Open Gate Farm Tour

In Our Sheds

Wagon Shed

Werleys Corner sign used in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. This is hanging in the Pole Building.

Hearse is From the Fritz Funeral Home
New Smithville, Pa
1938 Chevrolet Truck Previously owned by
Charles Betz
1921 Hahn Firetruck
The First Vehicle for the Wescosville Fire Co.
1955 Cadillac
Owned by Milton Zimmerman, owner of the Hotel on the property

The carriage was owned by Dr. Daniel E. Reinert, Veterinarian

1947 Chevrolet

Our Store

Stop in to see our store. There are some great things to look at and buy.

Just a few local books that we sell: History of Weisenberg Township  Northwestern Lehigh County,

  Old Northwestern High School Yearbooks,  

 “A Taste of History” Cookbook,

 Various Post Cards.

 

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You can buy a map of Weisenberg and Lowhill Townships

Years of Quilts

2023 Quilt was “Friendship”

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2022 Quilt was “Lone Star”

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2021 Quilt was “Americana”

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2019 Quilt was “Bridges and Barns”

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This is our 2018 Hummingbirds Quilt.

2018 Quilt was “Hummingbirds”.

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Our 2017 Quilt

2017 Quilt was “Lovers’ Knot”

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2016 Quilt was “Log Cabin”

Genealogy Networking

Genealogy

 Genealogy Networking

Usually the 2nd Sunday of each month 1:30 to 4:30 PM

Contact Justine Bachman at HxSeeker@gmail.com or 610-760-1175 to reserve your spot.

Wi-Fi Internet Access is Available

Laptop and Ancestry.com is Available

Open to everyone

Membership not required, but we would love to have you join us

at 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli 18066

Come when you want, leave when you must.

Left to right are David Neimeyer, Denise Drabick, Justine Bachman

These people can help you if you need assistance.

Take a look inside our library. A lot of information for you to gather to work on your family tree.

About Us

Email: weislowths@gmail.com

Address:

Our physical address is 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli, PA 18066

Our mailing address is PO Box 91, New Tripoli, PA 18066

 

Board of Directors:

Donald Breininger, President Emeritus & Historian

Gloria Zimmerman, President

Nancy Handwerk & Sterling Reinert, Co-Vice Presidents

Ann Wertman, Secretary

Althea Hahn, Treasurer

Jim Bachman

Bill Beitler

Keith Breininger

Helen Donmoyer

Terry Hausman

Ronda Koepke

Mark Miller

Glenn Reeder

Marlene Ritter

Tony Werley, Weisenberg Township Representative

 

Membership Application

Membership application for joining the Historical Society.

Financial donations are welcomed and appreciated.

WLTHS Membership also makes a perfect gift.

WLTHS is incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in the Commonwealth of PA, and has been designated as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization by the IRS. All contributions are considered tax deductible for federal tax purposes under current IRS regulations. 

Thank you for your support!

Past Events

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Our very 1st basket weaving class was a success.

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A few pictures from our Spring Basket Social Event. These are always enjoyed by everyone who attends.IMG_7705 IMG_7708 IMG_7703

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We had a book signing by Shannon W. Helzer on May 2, 2023. The book is a Historical Fiction with a local family woven into the plot.

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Plow Boys

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The Plow Boys held their event at the Historical Society August of 2023.

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We had three Farmer’s Markets this year.

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Our first ever tree lighting before Christmas 2023