2020 Fundraising Events:
"Goblets & Games" at the 1803 House Sunday May 17, 2020 from 2pm to 5pm [Details coming soon]
"Fall Event [to be named soon]" at the 1803 House Sunday September 20, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm [Details coming soon]
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 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; 2019 Privy Project; 2019 East Penn Press Article
2020 Events at the 1803 House:
"Goblets & Games" at the 1803 House...Sunday May 17, 2020 from 2pm to 5pm [Details coming soon]: This fundraiser will help us to continue to restore the colonial windows on the 1803 House. Come an enjoy an afternoon with wine, food and music. 2019 Article from the East Penn Press; Spring 2019 Photo Gallery.
Lehigh Valley Passport to History...May 16, 2020 [SATURDAY ONLY]: The 1803 house is partnering with many other historic sites in the Pennsylvania's Lehigh and Northampton counties. Come visit the 1803 House on May 16th from 10am to 4pm. More details to come.
Emmaus Heritage Alliance Education Project: For the fourth year, The 1803 House,
God's Acre and the Knauss Homestead will be hosting a Pilot Program with the East
graders from five 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
"Fall Event" at the 1803 House...September 20, 2020 from 4 to 7 [Details coming soon]: This fundraiser will help us to continue to restore our colonial windows on the 1803 House. Come and enjoy some beer, food and music. Autumn Photo Gallery
or 2019 East Penn Press Article
"Old Fashioned Christmas at the 1803 House"...December 5, 2020 from 11am - 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.
2020 Events in Emmaus:
Emmaus Founders Day...[date and details coming soon]: In 2019 the Knauss Homestead and the 1803 House partnered 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. 2019 East Penn Press article
Emmaus Heritage Festival...[date and details coming soon]: 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 5, 2020 from 10am to 8pm:
This event is always the 1st Saturday of December in Emmaus at the Triangle Park. All historic homes will be open along with many holiday celebration activities throughout the town of Emmaus.