How to Help The 1803 House

How Can you Help?:  GoFundMe Campaign;  Sponsorship Opportunities;  Support the 1803 House Events;  Volunteers Needed;  
Become a Friend of the 1803 House;  Add to our Historic Collections;  Support our Daily Operations;  Gift Certificates Greatly Appreciated

Annual Appeal Campaign


Because of our membership, a very talented Board of Directors, and the generosity of the community, we continue to advance the historic significance of Jacob Ehrenhardt Jr.’s and his family’s homestead. We especially appreciate the response to our annual financial appeal. Because of this generosity, we continue to create programs that enlighten the community about the history of Emmaus. We are making our fifth annual appeal on behalf of the 1803 House programs. We respectfully ask for your special financial support of this historically significant site in our community. Our goals for this year include continued restoration and preservation of the House, more historic educational events, more acquisitions, completion of a site master plan, installation of a colonial fence between the property and the adjacent railroad property, completion of requests for grants, increased membership, and member participation. We are also planning paint restoration projects and further preservation of the kitchen/entry area.  letter from President; donation form

Volunteers Needed

The Friends of the 1803 House is always in need of volunteers of all ages to assist with the growing number of events and programs.  Plus volunteers are also need to help clean, painting, repair, grounds keeping and restoration of the 1803 House.  To volunteer email us at

Add to our Historic Collection

The Friends of the 1803 House is dedicated to increasing the collections with material that complements and enhances the mission of the Society.  To add to our collection email us at

Become a Friend of the 1803 House

Now 2 ways to Become a Member of the 1803 House
GoFundMe, noted below or print out this 2020 membership form

The Friends of the 1803 House, a nonprofit organization, needs your membership support to achieve its mission of preserving and maintaining the house as a museum for the community. By joining the society, you can help preserve the past while ensuring the next generations of Americans will learn from the lessons of our history. Join today and help us to preserve a part of Emmaus History. Use the tool below to submit your electronic membership form and follow instructions.  If you have any questions please e-mail us at