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Steve Spesak stands among his Catasauqua memorabilia at the Biery House, 8 Race St., Catasauqua. Steve Spesak stands among his Catasauqua memorabilia at the Biery House, 8 Race St., Catasauqua.
Cliff Lathrop takes a gander at one of the original Catasauqua land maps.Press photos by Paul Cmil Cliff Lathrop takes a gander at one of the original Catasauqua land maps.Press photos by Paul Cmil

Catty resident featuring memorabilia at Biery House

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by Paul Cmil Special to The Press in Local News

Catasauqua native and longtime resident Steve Spesak brought his collection of Catasauqua memorabilia to the Biery House, 8 Race St., Catasauqua, in time for the July 4 celebration at the George Taylor House.

“There are probably 200 or more items of interest to Catasauqua that I collected over the past years,” he said.

His collection included school banners, one with Catasauqua in Northampton school colors, and trinkets from memorable events. The pieces included specialty china with unique and local descriptions.

The Biery House and Museum opened its doors during the reading of the Declaration of Independence July 4. The museum has varied hours, but a broad collection of paintings and artifacts from the area are on display.

“The attic is full of stuff that we have had donated. We need some volunteers to help sort and classify everything that is there,” said Betsy Hillenbrand, museum president.