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Support the Preservation of the Homestead for Future Generations.

The Knauss Homestead relies on memberships and donations for upkeep, renovations and educational programming. With your support, we can keep this Revolutionary War-era treasure around for generations to come. You can choose from several membership levels below, or just skip to the membership form.

The Knauss Homestead Preservation Society | Emmaus, Pennsylvania Historical Site

Choose Your Membership Level

The Individual Membership

The Individual Membership

$25 / Year

Premium Site Content

Invitation-Only Events

Genealogy Group

Custom Family Tree

Annual Site Rental

The Family Membership

The Family Membership

$50 / Year

Premium Site Content

Invitation-Only Events

Genealogy Group

Custom Family Tree

Annual Site Rental

The Heritage Membership

The Heritage Membership

$100 / Year

Premium Site Content

Invitation-Only Events

Genealogy Group

Custom Family Tree

Annual Site Rental

The Preservation Membership

The Preservation Membership

$250 / Year

Premium Site Content

Invitation-Only Events

Genealogy Group

Custom Family Tree

Annual Site Rental

Membership Benefits

Premium Site Content

We’re developing lots of new site content from the archives of the Knauss Homestead history, from profiles on the founders and their descendants to vintage photographs, maps, documents, and so much more!

Invitation Only Events

We’re scheduling exclusive meetings, gatherings, and presentations for members only, with topics ranging from ancestry research to special guest speakers, artifact presentations, and other captivating Knauss subjects.

Genealogy Group

You’ll be invited to participate with a group of local experts, historians, and genealogists to exchange information, research findings, and artifacts to help you develop your family tree for future generations to enjoy.

Annual Site Rental

At our highest levels of membership, you’ll be encouraged to hold an approved gathering of your own at our homestead without having to pay rental fees! You can enjoy the house and barn for the event of your choice.

We Urgently Need Your Help to Preserve Our History.

Joining us for as little as $25 will make you a member of the Knauss Preservation Society, and enable us to make meaningful progress in our efforts to preserve this national treasure for generations to come, like:

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Ongoing Care for the Homestead

Your contributions will ensure we can be the best possible custodians of our Homestead, using period methods and materials to ensure its longevity.

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Necessary Restoration Projects

Our homestead is over 240 years old. That means regular upkeep, inspections, and careful restoration efforts are always going on to keep our beautiful home, barn, and grounds safe for years to come.

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Educational Programs & Events

Educating our community on our history is a critical component for any thriving community. We aim to offer diverse, enriching experiences for all to enjoy, whether you've just arrived or lived here all your life.

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Historical Research & Publications

We're always learning new things about the early days of our community, and our ability to share that with the world largely depends on your support and sharing your participation with the community!

The Knauss Homestead | Emmaus, PA History

Our New Membership Benefits Include:

  • Access to Premium Content Like Ancestry Research, Private Genealogy Groups, Exclusive Events, and More
  • Discounts On Homestead Merchandise
  • Unique Fundraising Programming
  • Recognition Across Website and Communications
  • Member Spotlight In Newsletter and Social Media
  • Custom Family Tree Print