Lower Saucon Township Historical Society
PO Box 176, Hellertown, PA 18055
Email us at LSHistorical@yahoo.com

Located outside of Hellertown, PA
at 4216 Countryside Lane
in the Township of Lower Saucon

Meeting information and directions

Welcome to the LSTHS Links Page

If you want more information about our area or history you may find these web sites to be of interest:

1890 Census of Lower Saucon Township

1908 Lower Saucon Profile

Historic Bethlehem Partnership

Hellertown Historical Society

Lehigh County Historical Society

Lehigh Valley History (Karen Samuels)

Lime Kiln Burial Ground

Lost River Caverns

Lower Saucon Township Environmental Advisory Council

Lower Saucon Township

National Register of Historic Places

Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society

Northampton County Historic Site Inventory

One-room schools in New Hampshire

One-room Schoolhouse Resource Center

Preservation Directory of North America

Samuel Lutz portrait and bibliography

Saucon Valley Conservancy

Saucon Valley area information

Guide to PA Historical Resources

This lovely fall watercolor painting of the Lutz Franklin Schoolhouse was painted by Chet Ryder. Prints and notecards of this are available on our gift shop page.

Photo by George Torrella
LSTHS members present at the luncheon honoring Sally and Peggy on May 23, 2004.
Don't we look nice?

Pictured are: Seated, Peggy Fluck (left) and Sally Murphy (right) and standing from left to right are Lorraine Torrella, Laura Ray, Dorothy Pichel Schneider, Sandy Yerger, Barbara Ryan, Karen Samuels, Jodi Hijazi, Chris Loftus, ?, Lee Weidner, Carol Ortwein, Jim Sturm, John Ortwein, Mike Karabin

email Email us at Lutzfran@lutzfranklin.com or LShistorical@yahoo.com

Mission Statement
The Lower Saucon Township Historical Society seeks to preserve and maintain the Lutz-Franklin Schoolhouse as an example of 19th century Pennsylvania architecture, to utilize it as a place of public education, to acquire, conserve and archive artifacts, manuscripts, photographs, recordings and ephemera relevant to the history of Lower Saucon Township and to make them available for research, study and education.

Web Design by L.Ray

© 2004-2013 LSTHS

How to get to Lutz Franklin School:

How to get to Seidersville Hall:
Our monthly meetings
are held the 2nd Wednesday each month at 7:00pm at Seidersville Hall located at the Lower Saucon Township Municipal Complex at 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem, PA. To get there:


From Route 22 take PA 378 South towards Bethlehem. After crossing the Hill-to-Hill bridge, with its steel superstructure, continue south on Route 378 up the mile-long hill to the top. After crossing the top of the hill and starting down the hill about 1 block, bear to the right onto the two-lane road (Old Philadelphia Pike) and continue past the stop intersection for about two city blocks to Town Hall on the right.

FROM THE SOUTH From Route 309, turn onto Route 378 North and continue northward for about three miles. After you pass under the I-78 overpass, turn left at the traffic signal on to Black River Road. At the stop sign turn right onto Old Philadelphia Pike. Continue northbound for about two city blocks to Town Hall on the left.
FROM I-78 Interstate 78 West to Hellertown/Bethlehem Exit 67. Follow Route 412 South, which becomes Main Street in Hellertown. Turn right at traffic light at Water Street, which becomes Friedensville Road after crossing Saucon Creek. Follow Friedensville Road to Hickory Hill Road. Continue straight ahead to Route 378. Continue through the traffic signal to the stop sign at Old Philadelphia Pike. Turn left and continue downhill on Old Philadelphia Pike for about two city blocks to Town Hall on the right.

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