NORTH WHITEHALL Upper Lehigh Historical Society springs into action
BY SUSAN RUMBLE
Special to The Press
Under the leadership of President Adam Schneck, the Upper Lehigh Historical Society is moving forward after a year with very little happening due to COVID-19 in 2020.
“We were gaining momentum and breathing new life into the society in 2019,” Schneck said.
“We were hosting more events, remodeled the first floor, and put up a new split rail fence.”
He noted when COVID-19 took control and changed the world as we know it, all the progress made in 2019 was frozen.
As Schneck looks ahead to the future, he says the organization needs more involvement from volunteers for the Schneck House to become “the beacon of Schnecksville.”
His vision is “to create a living museum of the town’s past and a place where the community can gather to educate themselves about the history of the surrounding area.”
Schneck has proposed creation of a commemorative garden on the property (across from McDonald’s) to honor the individuals who contributed to the organization to set the foundation for what it is today.
Schneck has suggested four individuals to be honored in the garden.
First will be Roy and Ann Kern who donated the land and house in order to save the structure which is so integral to the history of Schnecksville.
Then, Schneck recommends Curtis Schneck and Ann Fortney for inclusion in the commemorative garden.
Both of them were dedicated to continuation of the Upper Lehigh Historical Society and preservation of the Schneck House.
At a recent meeting, Schneck reported he will work on a design for the garden with plans to begin work on it soon.
Regular meetings have resumed, and Schneck is hoping to schedule a family and friends social sometime this summer.
If you would like to volunteer or learn more about the historical society, call Schneck at 484-201-4716.
Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will have a Memorial Day service in the cemetery 9 a.m. May 31.