Please note that all events are postponed and the Historical Society’s office is closed to the public until further notice. We will update the website when we re-open and reschedule our events. We apologize for any inconveniences this causes.
Covid-19 is history in the making. It has been a scary and ever-changing time for many people here in PA and across the world. Here at Lower Saucon Township Historical Society we are collecting newspapers articles, photos, and personal accounts of residences for our collection. If you have any stories or photos you would like to share you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to our office at PO Box 176, Hellertown, PA 18055. We also have a online questionnaire, if you would like to answer please click on this link to fill out the form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X5JYGW
Time did not stand still in Lower Saucon Township and as farms and buildings passed from owner to owner there were significant changes that took place. Many early century buildings were lost or destroyed, while others went through alterations or additions.
Many of these buildings lost key parts of their architecture and to rebuild those missing elements has been a real challenge. In most cases, reconstructions are only accomplished with early photos or sketches and after hours of architectural research and archaeological work.
Our older buildings are psychologically important reference points in a changing urban environment. These diverse remnants tell us where we came from as a township and as people. They help give Lower Saucon Township its sense of place and identity. And once they are gone, they are gone forever.
“You can’t stop progress,” we are told, but we can redefine what “progress” is. It need not mean plundering our past for things bigger and better. As we approach the 21st century, we must make room for the preservation of human values which includes a more intelligent stewardship of the history that is written in the building blocks of our township.
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