Birding: March 24!

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Seeking Vintage Clothing & Costumes

Saucon Valley Conservancy is putting out a call for donations of historically-accurate costumes or vintage clothing items. We would like to expand our collection of docents’ costumes for a wider range of sizes and historical accuracy.

Do you have something hanging about in a closet or lying folded in a drawer that you can pass along for our volunteers to wear when they give tours of the Historic Heller House and Widows House? Please consider donating to us!

Here’s what we need:

Colonial-period costumes, particularly farm- or work-dress women’s wear (skirt, apron, cape, shift, petticoat, cap, straw hat).19th c clothing

Early 19th c: Wide-sleeved day dress, apron, sun hat (straw or bonnet).


Mid to Late Victorian era: Calico or gingham work-dress, camp dress, or day dress with apron or pinafore; summer dress; plain gown; skirt and blouse.

19th c

1930s: Dresses, skirts and blouses, jackets with shoulder pads, pumps, hats, turbans, gloves, aprons.


1950s: Dresses, skirts and blouses, aprons, house-dresses, gloves, hats, pumps.


If you can assist us with donations of historically-accurate or vintage clothing, please contact SVC! Phone 610-838-1199 or email:




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Birding Event March 24

Join Saucon Valley Conservancy members and Audubon Society for a FREE spring birding event at Heller Homestead along the Saucon Creek.

There is an “Introduction to Birding” lecture at 9:30 am, and a bird walk to follow at 10:30. Bring your binoculars, camera, sketch pad, Peterson’s guide…and appropriate outdoor-wear for the day.

To register, call 610-838-1199 or sign up at



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Membership & Updates!

Just a reminder that you can become a member of or a donor to Saucon Valley Conservancy any time by clicking the bright green “Support us” icon on our webpage:

Your donations help to preserve the Saucon Creek and Heller Homestead and allow us to continue our efforts to maintain the historic site and educate generations of Saucon Valley residents about the region. Memberships and donations have made possible the beautiful and informative signage in The Heller House Heritage Room. Be sure to stop in and visit the house during our next event on March 24, our annual birdwatching day.

More info to come–check out our website for the latest on events and for information about how to be apart of our Arts Festival in June of this year!


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Call for Artists!

Deadline for entries: March 25th, 2018!



Here is how to apply:


The link above will take you to the Saucon Valley Conservancy’s “ZAPP” information page. We especially encourage regional artists, craftspeople, and arts businesses/individuals to apply for this event, the largest arts event in the Saucon Valley area. This is a juried show that also offers musical entertainment, a kids’ craft tent, food, and a lovely stream-side setting on a historic site. Details on the ZAPP page. If you haven’t been to the event before, check out our previous posts and our website:

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