In January, 2003, Saucon Valley Conservancy created The House Committee of Heller Homestead. The House Committee’s goals:
• to evaluate domestic and agricultural life at Heller Homestead;
• to research deeds and the owners of the Homestead from 1750-1950;
• to establish a timeline of domestic evolution based on those dates.
The conditions of the rooms have been documented, then styles of decor were researched for each room and based on periods of former property owners.
Members and friends of the Conservancy continue to generously donate furniture and accessories of historic value to further complete each room. Donated furnishings are archived and become the Acquisitions Collection of Saucon Valley Conservancy.
Historic furnishings at Heller Homestead are not only a resource for educational purposes, but also part of the Conservancy’s mission to preserve local history and to share these treasures with the community.
Rooms with period furnishings will offer guests a chance to experience the past as they step back in time. The Widow’s House has three rooms to view representing the 1850s through the 1900s, and features a beehive oven in the kitchen.
The Heller House offers a 1950s Kitchen, a 1930s Living Room, a 1880s through 1900s Bedroom dedicated to Heller descendant Perma Heller Bokan, and a 1880s Victorian Parlor in memory of Alice Morris. Decorated Christmas trees will be on display during the holiday reflecting the progression of ornamentation available to German families through the years.