The Greater Hazleton Area Historical Society and Museum is organized for the purpose of collecting, renewing, restoring and displaying historical artifacts for the educational and cultural benefit of Greater Hazleton. The basic intent of the Historical Society is to preserve the rich cultural heritage of Greater Hazleton.
The Greater Hazleton Area Historical Society and Museum (GHHS) is an educational center and advocate for the architecture, social history and industrial contributions of Hazleton and its contiguous communities. The GHHS is located in the heart of downtown Hazleton. The museum offers educational programs, guided school tours and access to extensive archives and exhibits. Through the museum, GHHS is dedicated to preserving and interpreting Greater Hazleton’s heritage.
GHHS continues to oversee major initiatives, including the launch of the Church Street Historic District project, a weekly history segment on SSPTV, a growing social media presence and historic walking tours. Their revitalization and preservation work shapes community dialogue and reinforces community pride.
GHHS hopes that showcasing Greater Hazleton’s history will inspire students and increase civic involvement in the community at large. None of their efforts are possible without community support.