News Release


Lehigh County Log Cabin Trail Committee


Donald Breininger, Weisenberg-Lowhill Historical Society            Richard Klase, Stone Mason-Historic House Restorer

Bruce Solt, Allentown Parks Department Superintendent                Steve Long, The Shelter House Society

Sharon Haas, Upper Lehigh Historical Society                                Bruce Mordaunt, Hivel und Dahl Preservation Society

Donald S. Heintzelman, Ornithologist & Author                               Reynold Reinert, Weisenberg Township Administrator

Christine Lazor, Log Cabin Enthusiast                                              Willard Snyder, Lynn-Heidelberg Historical Society

Charles Kiernan, Lower Macungie Twp. Historical Society           Noreen Yamamoto, The Shelter House Society


For Release: November 28, 2008                Contact: Donald S. Heintzelman


Christmas is Coming to the

Lehigh County Log Cabin Trail


            The Lehigh County Log Cabin Trail Committee is pleased to announce that Christmas is coming to some of the buildings on the recently opened Lehigh County Log Cabin Trail. Everybody interested in local history will enjoy this year’s historic festivities in several of the log cabins and houses that form part of the trail.


            Visitors to the following buildings will experience what Christmas may have been like more than two centuries ago by seeing period decorations being used and costumes being worn.


            Bortz Log House, Christmas Open House, along Route 222 in Wescosville, PA. Saturday Dec. 13, 4 PM to 7 PM. Pat Taylor will demonstrate open hearth cooking and assist children decorating cookies. Warm cider, cookies, and house tours will be offered.

            Fort Everett and Zeisloff Log House, Open House Christmas 1756,  Historic Village in Ontelaunee Park, New Tripoli, PA. Sunday, December 14, 2008, 1 PM to 4 PM. 

            The Shelter House, Annual Holiday Open House, 601 South Fourth St., Emmaus, PA. Saturday, December 6, 2008, Noon to 4 PM. Come and enjoy our Colonial celebration with fellowship and good cheer. Take-home crafts for children, and a 3 PM reading by Corrine Durdock, author of “Toby’s Tale,” a story set in The Shelter House during Colontial times.

            There will be photography opportunities, so be sure to bring your camera to take photographs of the charming old buildings and festivities as a souvenier of your visit to one or all of the buildings. For more trail details check our website at .