Emmaus Founders Day…
Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
at the Moravian Church, 146 Main Street, Emmaus
For Information; Purchase tickets
The Knauss Homestead and the 1803 House are partnering to sponsor the Emmaus Founders Day in honor of the Knauss and Ehrenhardt families, founders of Emmaus. This is the day to remember a major event occurred to celebrate, give thanks and to reflect upon the evolution of our community. It is an event to reflect on the foundation of our 'village small' created by Sebastian Knauss and Jacob Ehrenhardt. It is a time to look back at our historical journey and to look ahead to sustain the welfare of all persons that call Emmaus home. A dinner is prepared by Licensed 2 Grill.
"Bites + Brews" @ The 1803 House
September 22, 2019 from 4pm to 7pm (rain or shine) at the 1803 House!
Come and taste a variety of Funk Beers in a commemorative pilsner glass, enjoy burgers and more at the Licensed 2 Grill food truck, listen to music by Larry Killingsworth. play picnic games, have fun with our famous basket raffle and tours of the 1803 House.
click here for details; click here to purchase tickets online
Funk Beer Licensed 2 Grill Larry Killingsworth
Thank you to our Sponsors...
Why NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. was in Emmaus?
Morning Call article; or "Ramblings from the Bench"
Appeal to Restore Windows
Letter from President; donation form
About the 1803 House
In 1803 Jacob Ehrenhardt, Jr. built this stone, Federal-style home for his wife Susanna
and their four daughters,
Anna Marie, Anna Eleonora and Suzanna.
It was located near the Moravian Church,
Mountain and a stream nearby
on a plot of land
owned by his father, Jacob Ehrenhardt Sr.
Step inside and go back in time
the early 1800's
after the Moravians had settled in Emmaus.
preserves the architecture of the Moravian culture
and illustrates the lifestyle of
This beautiful renovated "time capsule" is a vital link
and one of the oldest
structures in Emmaus.
The 1803 House is located at
55 South Keystone Avenue in
by The Friends of the 1803 House
and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
More history; A Photo Tour; How to help; Become a Member
What's Happening at the 1803 House?
Archaeology Resumes with Lehigh University. [right]
Archaeology Professor David Small of Lehigh University has been working with
teams of students
from Emmaus on excavations at the 1803 House.
Lehigh’s enterprise was not the first
must be given to Ryan
who was a teacher at the local Seven
Generations Charter School.
students to dig
of the kitchen and exposed
important walls to a building which we are today exploring.
past two years
have been working
the buried walls behind
excavated a small
section of what was a larger building.
building was is
estimate to date is
that it was
a log cabin
which was used by the
of the 1803 House,
the house was built. See progress;
Restoration of Front Door and Kitchen Door [right];
New Buck Fence [right] Pictures or Morning Call Article;
New Trundle Bed
2019 Events at the 1803 House:
"Sips & Strings" at the 1803 House...Sunday May 19, 2019 from 2pm to 5pm: This fundraiser which helped to restore the colonial windows in the 1803 House, included bites from David's Italian Market, wine tasting in a commemorative wine glass, string music from Montero Violins, and Russ Rentler. Everyone enjoyed an afternoon with wine, food and music. Article from the East Penn Press
Emmaus Heritage Alliance Education Project:
For the third year, The 1803 House,
God's Acre and the Knauss Homestead will be hosting a Pilot Program with the East
four elementary schools will explore and learn about their
the history of Emmaus
and how children
lived during the
periods of each site.
2018 article or 2019 East Penn Press article
"Bites + Brews" at the 1803 House...September 22, 2019 from 4 to7 for information; or order tickets online: The fundraiser includes burgers and more form Licensed 2 Grill food truck, a variety of Funk's beers in a commentative
1803 House pilsner
glass and music by Larry Killingsworth. Your donation will
Friends of the 1803 House rebuild
colonial window that are in need of repair.
2018 "Pies & Pints" East Penn Press Article;
"Old Fashioned Christmas at the 1803 House"...December 7, 2019 from noon - 4pm:
the 1st Saturday of December at the 1803 House. In 2018 visitors enjoyed the fire in open
gingerbread and beef stew, warm
cider, holiday treats,
Christmas tree with colonial decorations,
window sill decorated by members
Emmaus Garden Club,
scale Emmaus building models by Andre Fatula, ornament
crafting for the
children, "1803 House Church Baby" sale, annual homemade
tours of the 1803 House. Photo Gallery.
2019 Events in Emmaus:
Emmaus Founders Day...Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm For Information The Knauss Homestead and the 1803 House are partnering to sponsor the Emmaus Founders Day in honor of the Knauss and Ehrenhardt families, founders of Emmaus. This is the day to remember a major event occurred to celebrate, give thanks and to reflect upon the evolution of our community.
It is an event to reflect on the foundation of our 'village small' created by Sebastian Knauss and Jacob Ehrenhardt. It is a time to look back at our historical journey and to look ahead to sustain the welfare of all persons that call Emmaus home. A dinner is prepared by Licensed 2 Grill. Purchase tickets
Emmaus Heritage Festival...Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 11am to 3pm: Live music, crafts, food truck, displays, games and so much more.at the Emmaus Historical Society 2018 Main Street, Emmaus.
"Old Fashioned Christmas" in Emmaus...Saturday December 7, 2019 from 10am to 8pm:
This event is always the 1st Saturday of December in Emmaus at the Triangle Park. There will be many holiday celebration activities throughout the town of Emmaus.
This 'n' That:
For the Christmas Holidays colonialists decorated their homes with fruit. In the pictures below, first what is the
round fruit that
surrounds Christmas Tree and second did they use fruit for other decorations? click here to get the Answer
Introducing the "1803 House Church Baby"
I am a little “1803 House Church Baby” doll,
made from a hankie and tied in knots, so small.
On the way to the Moravian church,
little ones carry me holding me so carefully.
And when settled in the pews, we play together oh, so peacefully.
At times I may be dropped on the floor, but do not fear
I do not make any sound, which I want to make perfectly clear.
Of course babies love me as well,
When my head is filled with sugar cubes or candy, do tell.
The “1803 House Church Babies” are made by the Friends of the 1803 House Board members.
They are available for purchase at any 1803 House event or open house and the Emmaus Farmers Market
For more information “1803 House Church Baby”