About the Hellertown Historical Society
Founded in 1981, the Hellertown Historical Society (HHS) is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Hellertown and its people. In 1984, the Society was granted a 99 year lease from the Borough of Hellertown to occupy, restore, and maintain a major portion of Hellertown’s historical 35 acre Heller-Wagner Grist Mill tract and its buildings. The Society has experienced a growth in the number of volunteers eager to support our organization and dedicated to the preservation of this incredible treasure trove of Hellertown history.
As Earl Hill, former President of HHS, has said,
“Volunteerism is the heart and soul of the Hellertown Historical Society. If you know anyone who has a few hours to spare and is looking for a creative outlet…please refer him or her to the Historical Society.”
“Volunteerism is the heart and soul of the Hellertown Historical Society." - Earl Hill
The Society’s mission is to procure, protect and preserve the history and heritage of Hellertown’s rich past. We welcome new members with a passion for the same interests. Members receive various benefits according to member level, all newsletters and are invited to participate in Society meetings and special events. Please see our membership page for details and application form.
The Hellertown Historical Society (HHS) receives no funding from local, state or federal taxes. All funds are strictly raised through fund-raising campaigns, events, membership dues and generous donations. These funds are used to restore, repair and maintain the various buildings, grounds and property within the Society’s responsibility. This includes restorations of the Heller-Wagner Grist Mill, the Borough’s First Jail and the Walnut Street “Pony” Bridge, the erection of a new Barn, new roofs, updates to The Heller-Wagner Grist Mill and the Miller’s House and general maintenance throughout.
Donations to the Society may be sent to the Society Office at the address listed below. Please make checks payable to “Hellertown Historical Society”. The Hellertown Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are completely tax-deductible.
Hellertown Historical Society
150 W. Walnut Street
Hellertown PA 18055
You decide what your donation supports! The Society has many needs that require attention. If you wish your donation to be used for a specific purpose, please signify that wish by including a note or letter explaining your instructions. Your donation will then be allocated for the special services per your instruction and placed in a restricted account used for that purpose only.