Dear Society Members and Friends;
In 2023 the Northampton Area Historical Society continued our display at the Siegfried Railroad Station that focused on the United States in World War II. We now have more than six scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings of military personnel from our Northampton Area. We have identified more than 1000 men and women who served from Northampton and our neighboring communities,
We also traced the development of a Hometown Hospital for Northampton. That hospital was founded and developed by Dr. Charles Haff and his son, Dr. Donald Haff. Together they served the Community for more than 70 years. We also looked at their contributions to the community through service in their St. Paul's Church and the Rotary Club were both served regional leadership. They also developed a community love for music through string instruments that they featured and played in special and regular programs.
Please visit the Siegfried Station on any of the public hours which occur on the 3rd Sunday of each Month from May through October, from 1:00-4:00 P.M. There will be a special opening on the 4th weekend in July as part of the Lehigh Valley Passport to History Program. Please check back to get the times for those openings.
Please be sure to visit the station to view these exhibits. If you cannot come at our scheduled times, Group tours are available by appointment year-round, Call me at 610-262-8198 or Larry Oberly at 610-570-5083.
Irene Urban, President
Northampton Area Historical Society
Our 2024 programs will feature a return to the Business History of our area and the start of a "Look Back at Our Schools.
Group tours are available by appointment year-round, call 610-262-8198 or 610-570-5083.
Who We Are
The Northampton Area Historical Society was founded in 1977 by a group of Northampton residents interested in preserving the history of Northampton Borough. The Northampton Area Historical Society since its inception has been responsible for the restoration and maintenance of the historical Siegfried Station. The Society also operates a museum at the site containing documents and artifacts which highlight the history of Northampton Borough. The museum is open the third Sunday of every month through the spring, summer and fall.
We are now accepting membership applications and renewals for 2024.
Newsletters are available under the news tab found above.
We have received more artifacts as people cleaned out their attics during the pandemic .. We hope you will visit us to see some of this newly re-discovered history.
We are grateful for the many donations we received in the last year. Here is just a sample!
Welcome to the home of the Northampton Area Historical Society
The Northampton Area Historical Society is located in the former Siegfried Railroad Station on West 21st Street at Canal Street in Northampton, Pennsylvania.