Happy New Year from the Friends of the 1803 House
Look for information on our new SPRING WINE EVENT...
Why NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. was in Emmaus?
click here for Morning Call article; or click here for the "Ramblings from the Bench"
2018 Annual Appeal to Restore Windows
click here for letter from President; click here for 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?
[Click here for articles]
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.
Click here to see progress;
Restoration of Front Door and Kitchen Door is finally complete. [right];
New Buck Fence [right]...Click here for pictures or Here for Morning Call Article;
New Trundle Bed
First Annual Spring Event at the 1803 House...look for more information on this event.
Heritage Alliance Education Project June 5th, 6th and 7th...For the third year, The 1803 House,
God's Acre and the Knauss Homestead will be hosting a Pilot Program with the East
two elementary schools will explore and learn about their
the history of Emmaus
and how children
lived during the
periods of each site.
[click here for 2018 article]
"Pies and Pints" at the 1803 House...more information to come. In 2018 we celebrated the
of the 1803 House. The celebration included all the pizza and
from Switchback Pizza
and Funk's beer in a commentative
1803 House pilsner
glass. Your donation will
Friends of the 1803 House rebuild
colonial window that are in need of repair.
Click here for East Penn Press Article
"Old Fashioned Christmas at the 1803 House"...Dec. 7th from noon - 4pm...Click here for Photo Gallery.
the 1st Saturday of December at the 1803 House. Come and enjoy 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.
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