Dear Society Members and Friends;
Spring is here and everyone hoped this meant life would be getting back to normal. But we still have Covid19 and its variants and now War in Ukraine to worry about. We must however, return to doing the things we did pre-covid.
This year the Northampton Area Historical Society will have a new display at the Siegfried Railroad Station Museum. We will be focusing on 1942, the first full year the United States was involved in World War II. Please read our newsletter for Larry Oberly’s information about the war.
When you visit the station, you will notice the new shades which were installed on most of our windows in order to protect our displays and keep the station warmer in cold weather. The shades were the dream of founding member and board member Caroline Yastrzab. Sadly, Caroline passed away before the shades were installed, but we are sure she is happy about them.
Please be sure to visit the station this year. If you cannot come at our scheduled times, we can make other arraignments. Call me at 610-262-8198 or Larry Oberly at 610-570-5083.
Irene Urban, President
Northampton Area Historical Society
We will be reopening this year for our monthly Sundays at the Station. The station will be open the 3rd Sunday of every month from May through October, from 1 to 4 pm. Plus a special opening on Saturday July 16 as part of the Lehigh Valley Passport to History Month event.
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 2022.
Spring 2022 Newsletter
Click here to read.
We have received more artifacts as people cleaned out their attics during the pandemic time. 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.