Preserving Whitehall's Past  
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Whitehall Historical Preservation Society
P.O. Box 39 - Whitehall, PA 18052-0039
(610) 776-7280
Email WHPS At:
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WHPS Goals

The Whitehall Historical Preservation Society was named and incorporated in 1984. Its purpose is to provide planning, funding, management and general oversight for the advancement and preservation of Whitehall Township's heritage. As a non-profit organization its goals are to:

  • Advocate the preservation of historically significant structures and sites within Whitehall Township
  • Provide educational programs to schools and the community
  • Collect, archive, preserve and display items from Whitehall Townships past
  • Promote public awareness of our history Society's Operational Goals
  • ENCOURAGE local citizens of Whitehall Township, past and present, to contribute materials which will be part of an historical collection for our archives.
  • COLLECT, SORT, FILE AND INDEX these historical materials so they can be available for research use.
  • SHARE records, family histories, books, photographs and other archival materials with interested researchers.
  • PROVIDE information about the history of our township, county and state through programs open to all interested persons. Focus on history programs to be presented to area school children which will develop understandings of their heritage.
  • SAVE, PROTECT AND PRESERVE the remaining historical buildings, ruins, and distinctive local land features whenever possible.


Grist Mill & House Restorations/Tours

The Grist Mill restoration was completed prior to the celebration of its 200th Anniversary in 2007. A permanent museum, on the mill's second floor, was created at that time. We invite you to see the beautifully restored buiding, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Grim House, built in 1834, continues to undergo restoration. But, like the mill it is available for tours. The house is also on the National Register of Historic Places. The buildings, located at the intersections of Mickley and Lehnert Rds., Whitehall Twp, PA, are open for tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-4PM, except for holidays. Individual, family and group tours may be scheduled for other days by calling 610-776-7280.


WHPS Events
See the Events page for events scheduled for the month.



For futher information about WHPS, refer to other website pages or contact the Society via the phone number noted above or by email at