About Emmaus

Emmaus, Pennsylvania is a quaint historic community of 11,500 nestled on the northern slope of South Mountain. It lies 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 20 miles west of the Delaware River. Formed in 1759 as a closed Moravian village on land owned by the church, Emmaus became incorporated as a Pennsylvania borough a hundred years later in 1859. Arrival of the railroad in the same year expanded the town’s opportunity for manufacturing and other business. Its initial industries included iron mining, iron furnaces, a foundry and a machine company. In the late 1800’s additional industries included silk manufacturing, cigar factories, bottling companies and others.

In the first half of the 20th century, Emmaus significantly expanded its borders through a series of annexations of land that was previously part of Salisbury and Upper Milford Townships, which broadened the opportunities for residential development. By the 1960’s the Borough reached its current size and completed infrastructure improvements that modernized Emmaus into a full service municipality with a comprehensive park system, municipal water and sewer service, highway and police departments, and public library.

Today, Emmaus is a vibrant community with a diverse mix of residential, commercial, and light industrial uses. It is a hub of productivity in southwestern Lehigh County that offers a variety of housing opportunities in a true community atmosphere.

 

Community Organizations

Organization Address Contact Phone
AARP 1263 Cedar Crest Blvd. Allentown, PA 18103 George Hanley - (610) 966-4406
Lehigh Valley Chamber 462 Walnut Street Allentown, PA 18102 Tamara Weller (610) 437-9661
Alzheimer's Association 617 Main Street Hellertown, PA  18055 L. Jane Hudrick  
Boy Scout Troop 25 - St. John's UCC 139 N 4th Street Emmaus, PA 18049 Chad Seibert   http://www.bsatroop25.com (484) 554-5964
BSA Troop 70 501 Chesnut Street Emmaus, PA 18049 http://sites.google.com/site/troop/70emmauspa/Home  
BSA Troop 80 - St. Ann's R.C. Church 3280 Faith Road Emmaus, PA 18049 Larry Huber (610) 967-4959
Business & Professional Women's Club of the Lehigh Valley 563 N.Third Street Emmaus, PA 18049 Ann Zimmerman (610) 966-7033
Catholic War Veterans  7th & Furnace Streets Emmaus, PA  18049  Greg Walls  (610) 965-2690 
Charles Henry Schaeffer, American Legion Post 191 P.O. Box 253, Emmaus, PA  18049 Dale Seidel, Commander, charlesh.schaeffer@gmail.com (610) 967-2582 (home), (610) 428-6841 (cell)
Claude E. Fischer, V.F.W. Post 7088  316 Main Street Emmaus, PA  18049 Brooke Young, Commander (610) 965-6590 
Concerned East Penn Taxpayer's Association  P.O. Box 586 Emmaus, PA  18049  Edward Martin (610) 966-2582 
Crazy Quilt Quilters Guild  P.O. Box 406 Whitehall, PA  18052-2406 Rachel Tamm  
Cub Pack 25 - St. John's UCC 139 N 4th Street Emmaus, PA 18049 Dan Rummer (484) 201-5930
Cub Pack 70 St. John's Lutheran 5th & Chestnut Street Emmaus, PA 18049 Robert Hubickey  - rhubickey@verizon.net (610) 967-4861
East Penn Croquet Club   John Kirschman (610) 395-2190
Emmaus Ambulance Corps Emmaus, PA 18049 Jeffrey Hoffman (610) 967-5615
Emmaus Bike Patrol 28 S. Fourth Street Emmaus, PA 18049 Al Kloss (610) 965-7499
Emmaus Bike Pedestrian Club 217 Calvary Road Emmaus, PA 18049 Margaret Hannis (610) 967-3410 (610) 965-7558 (voice mail)
Emmaus Cellar Dwellers 137 N. Second Street Emmaus, PA 18049 Tom Godusky (610) 967-1957
Emmaus Chapter National Railroad Historical Society 825 Fernwood Street Emmaus, PA 18049 Gerhard Salomon (610) 965-9028
Emmaus Commemorative Garden Foundation P.O. Box 593, Emmaus, PA 18049 Mike Waddell - mgwadd@ptd.net (610) 967-5709
Emmaus Flag Day Association P.O. Box 144 Emmaus, PA 18049 Patricia Waller - wallerfp@enter.net (610) 434-7836
Emmaus Fire Department 100 North Sixth Street Emmaus, PA 18049 David Nelson, Chief - dnelson@borough.emmaus.pa.us (610)967-5630 (fax) (610) 966-3527
Emmaus Garden Club 5256 Shimerville Rd. Emmaus, PA  18049 Lori Hamm - President (610) 554-0677
Emmaus High School Key Club 851 North Street Emmaus, PA 18049 Heather Morningstar (610) 965-1661
Emmaus Historical Society 218 Main Street Emmaus, PA 18049 Pat Zentner - emmaushist@ptd.net (610) 966-6591
Emmaus Hornet's Hockey Club 4351 Kings Highway N.Emmaus, PA 18049 Leda Wimmer (610) 966-5592
Emmaus Lioness Club 1012 Spruce Lane Breinigsville, PA 18031 Kim Quier - bibiki1@gateway.net (610) 398-1458
Emmaus Lions Club P.O. Box 66 Emmaus, PA 18049 Jack Mack - Jackmack@aol.com (610) 395-5029
Emmaus Main Street Program 191 Main Street, Suite 101 Emmaus, PA 18049 Kelly Drust  - 

jessicao@emmausmainstreet.com

(610) 965-6279
Emmaus Ministerium 160 Main Street Emmaus, PA 18049 Wayne Matthias-Long (610) 965-9885
Emmaus Public Library 11 E. Main Street, Emmaus, PA  18049 Krista Pegnetter - emmauspl@cliu.org (610) 965-9284
Emmaus Rotary  456 Timothy Drive Bethlehem, PA  18017  Ralph Lewis  (610) 966-3796
Emmaus Senior Citizens 1646 W. Greenleaf Street Allentown, PA 18105 Edith Goetz (610) 821-5969
Emmaus Veteran's Committee   Joseph Deddo, President (610) 751-0310
Emmaus Youth Assocation P.O. Box 646 Emmaus, PA  18049 Kathy Mintzer - info@eyenews. org (610) 965-7461
Emmaus Youth Soccer Association/ Western Lehigh United Soccer Club P.O. Box 51 Emmaus, PA 18049 Al Murphy - agmurphy@rcn.com (267)566-0046
Friends of the 1803 House 55 S. Keystone Ave. Emmaus, PA 18049    
Friends of the Emmaus Library 11 E. Main Street, Emmaus, PA  18049 Terri Gasper (610)965-9284
GFWC, PA (Woman's Club of Emmaus)   Patricia Waller - wallerfp@enter.net (610) 434-7836
Girl Scout Troop 170 - St. Ann's Church      
Girl Scouts - Great Valley Council 2633 Moravian Ave. Allentown, PA 18103-5596 Hagar Malone - gvs@fast.net (610) 791-2411
Greater Lehigh Therapy Dogs 1116 N. Main Street Allentown, PA 18104 Mary Minnich -  (610) 435-1747
Groundhog Lodge #13 at the Indian Creek, Emmaus      
Kiwanis Club of Emmaus 20 N. Fifth Street Emmaus, PA 18049 Phil Weber (610) 967-2424
Knauss Homestead Preservation Society 4120 Orefield Road Allentown, PA 18105 Linda Burkhardt (610) 395-1240
Lehigh Valley Sierra Club P.O. Box 1901 Allentown, PA 18105 Joi Hall (610) 437-3968
MADD 4391 N. Wagner Drive Bethlehem, PA 18020 Regina Fleissner (610) 882-0792
The Musuem of Indian Culture  2825 Fish Hatchery Rd. Allentown, PA  18103-9801  Pat Rivera, Executive Director  (610) 797-2121 
Optimist Club of Emmaus 900 Macungie Ave. Emmaus, PA 18049 Keith Keeler (610) 967-1672
Partners for Community Preservation 1077 Palm Hill Road Palm, PA 18070 Dollie Walsh (215) 678-6029
Shelter House Society P.O. Box 254 Emmaus, PA 18049 R. Mitchell Freed (610) 965-9258 
Senator Bob Mensch  1245 Chestnut St. Unit 5, Emmaus, Pa 18049 24th District, Lehigh County (610) 965-1466
Soroptomist International Of Emmaus 209 S. 4th Street Emmaus, PA 18049 Patricia Squire - Paskydvr@aol.com (610) 965-6916
South Mountain Outdoor Club 301 Delong Ave. Emmaus, PA 18049 Seline Yeager (610) 965-0064
Visioning Project 244 Main St. Emmaus, Pa 18049 Mike Waddell - mgwadd@ptd.com (610) 967-5709
WDIY 301 Broadway Bethlehem, PA 18015 Burr Beard (610) 694-8100
Wildlands Conservancy 3701 Orchid Place Emmaus, PA 18049 Shirley Kline (610) 965-4397