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Explore Emmaus History: Preservation Tours Weekend

Emmaus Heritage Alliance is sponsoring weekend tours of local historic landmarks May 19-20.

The 2012 Preservation Tours Weekend in Emmaus, presented by the Emmaus  Heritage Alliance, is scheduled for Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20.

The two-day event, which is billed as a “Celebration of America’s Treasures in Emmaus,” kicks off on Saturday, May 19 with the opportunity to tour, free-of-charge, five historic sites in Emmaus, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • – 55 S. Keystone St.
  • – 601 S. 4th St.
  • – 164 E. Main St.
  • Emmaus Historical Society – 563 Chestnut St.
  • – 146 Main St.

Plus, there will be a student art show at the Emmaus Public Library on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The history lesson will pick up on Sunday, May 20 with a series of “Town Tours.” From 10 a.m. to noon, would-be history buffs can enjoy a free downtown walking architectural tour. The meeting point to kick off the tour is the Emmaus Moravian Church.

Preservation Weekend will wrap up with the Wunnerfitz Tour – self-guided with $5 Passport Guide – from 1 to 4 p.m.

Passport Guides are available at the following locations:

  • , 314 Main St.
  • , 225 Main St.
  • , 11 E. Main St.
  • , 563 Chestnut St.

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