About Us

Mission Statement
The Lower Saucon Township Historical Society seeks to preserve and maintain the Lutz-Franklin Schoolhouse as an example of 19th century Pennsylvania architecture, to utilize it as a place of public education, to acquire, conserve and archive artifacts, manuscripts, photographs, recordings and ephemera relevant to the history of Lower Saucon Township and to make them available for research, study and education.

President – Karen Samuels
Vice President – Ilhan Citak
Treasurer – Sharon Strouse
Secretary – Rita Ernst

Board of Directors
Ilhan Citak (Adult Education, Website)
Rita Ernst (Education Docent and Secretary)
Frank Fabian
Jody Hijazi (Adopt-a-Road)
Sue Horiszny (Honorary Member)
Sally Murphy (Correspondence Secretary)
John Ortwein (Honorary Member)
Ken Raniere (Newsletter)
Fran Robb (Acquisitions/Exhibits, Facilities)
Gwen Singer (Education, Docent)
Martha Sterling (Education, Docent & Hospitality)
Robert Sterling (Archives)
Sharon Strouse
Carol Tavormina

Advisory Board
Dr. Patricia Coughlin
Ron Horiszny
Michael Karabin
Dr. Richard Kingston
Christine Ussler
Sandra Yerger
Nancy Rutman
Lori Limpar
Robin Rotherham
Peggy McCoy

Committee Chairs
Cheryl Kazan – Alumni
Cyan Fink – Membership, Office Manager, Website
Robert Sterling  – Archive Room
Karen Samuels – Public Relations, Newsletter

Our monthly meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday each month at 7:00pm at Seidersville Hall located at the Lower Saucon Township Municipal Complex at 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem, PA.


LSTHSgroup at luncheon.jpg
Photo by George Torrella
LSTHS members present at the luncheon honoring Sally and Peggy on May 23, 2004.
Don’t we look nice?
Pictured are: Seated, Peggy Fluck (left) and Sally Murphy (right) and standing from left to right are Lorraine Torrella, Laura Ray, Dorothy Pichel Schneider, Sandy Yerger, Barbara Ryan, Karen Samuels, Jodi Hijazi, Chris Loftus, ?, Lee Weidner, Carol Ortwein, Jim Sturm, John Ortwein, Mike Karabin
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