Hellertown Historical Society Holiday Open House, Train Display (PHOTOS)

There was a huge turnout for the Hellertown Historical Society\’s annual holiday open house in the historic grist mill Tavern Room Friday night.

The Hellertown Historical Society’s annual Holiday Open House Friday drew hundreds of visitors to the historic Tavern Room in the Heller-Wagner Grist Mill.

Refreshments, live entertainment by Norris & James and the Lehigh Valley Idols, tours of the museum in the mill and holiday cheer were highlights of the evening.

The Grist Mill Tavern Room will next play host to Shopping at the Mill and Photos with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 10 from noon to 4 p.m.

Attendees will have the opportunity to shop for jewelry, accessories, candy and a variety of gifts from numerous vendors. There will also be a raffle and refreshments.

Next door, the historical society’s model train display featuring vintage replicas of Hellertown buildings will be open to visitors in the basement of the Miller’s House.

The train display is open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. through Dec. 17.

A special kind of Christmas cookie made by Linda Torkos was one of the treats on the baked goods table at the Holiday Open House.

The model train display in the basement of the Miller’s House features vintage replicas of several historic Hellertown buildings.

The model train display at the Hellertown Historical Society is maintained by volunteers. It was open during the Holiday Open House Friday and will be open Sundays through Dec. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m.

A scale model of the former schoolhouse at 202 Main St., Hellertown, is one of the vintage replicas featured in the Hellertown Historical Society’s model train display. The building was recently restored as the new home of Pondelek’s Florist.

The Edward Weisel Harness Shop once stood where Hellertown’s Detwiller Plaza is located today, at the intersection of Easton Road and Main Street.

The historic Pony Bridge on the north side of Walnut Street is always festively decorated for the holidays. This year is no exception.

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Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is a journalist and publisher who is passionate about providing an open online platform and advocating for independent, local news. He has covered news--first in print, later online--in the Saucon Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania since 2005. In addition to writing extensively about local issues, he uses Facebook, Instagram and other social media to help personalize and broaden awareness of topics affecting the communities he covers. He also manages the Facebook pages for several local businesses as part of his business, Saucon Source LLC. He is a 1999 graduate of Bates College, where he was a history major and arts editor for the student newspaper.

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