1803 House and Emmaus Events and Activities

Events held at the 1803 House

Winter Events:
Every Year...Old Fashioned Christmas at 1803 House [Flier]:
This event is always the 1st Saturday of December at the 1803 House. In 2018 visitors enjoyed the fire in open hearth baking gingerbread and beef stew, warm cider, holiday treats, Christmas tree with colonial  decorations, window sill decorated by members of the Emmaus Garden Club, scale Emmaus building models by Andre Fatula, ornament crafting for the children, "1803 House Church Baby" sale, annual homemade wreath sale and holiday tours of the 1803 House. View The Photo Gallery 

Spring Events:
2020 "Goblets & Games"...May 17, 2020 from 2pm-5pm: This fundraiser will help us to restore the colonial windows in the 1803 House.  Come and enjoy an afternoon with wine, food  music and games.  2019 Article from the East Penn Press; Photo SummarySpring Event Photo Gallery;

2017 to present...Emmaus Heritage Alliance Education Project: For the third year, The 1803 House, the Shelter House, God's Acre and the Knauss Homestead will be hosting a Pilot Program with the East Penn School District.  Third graders from four elementary schools will explore and learn about their community, the history of Emmaus and how children lived during the time periods of each site. 2018 article or 2019 article

Summer Events:

Fall Events:
"Fall Event"...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. 2019 East Penn Press Article  2018 East Penn Press Article; Photo SummaryAutumn Photo Gallery

2011-2017...Very Merrie Halloween: This event at the 1803 House offered food, juried fall and Halloween crafts, kids activities [storytelling, pumpkin decorating, games, crafts, costumed Halloween parade, and the Wildlands Conservancy's Scary Wild Creatures",  locally grown produce, 1803 House tours, plus so much more!  Photo Gallery on Merrie Halloween

Events held 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 and planned for 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Emmaus Moravian Church, 146 Main Street, Emmaus. East Penn Article

Emmaus Heritage Alliance 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:  
This event is always the 1st Saturday of December in Emmaus at the Triangle Park from 10am to 8pm. There will be many holiday celebration activities throughout the town of Emmaus .