The Oley Valley Heritage Association is a group of people who are very proud of their heritage in the Oley Valley and share a common interest in keeping the history of the Valley alive. We welcome you to enjoy your visit by viewing historic properties and beautiful scenery from the Oley Valley, Berks County, Pennsylvania and learning what our organization is all about.
ABOUT OLEY VALLEY HERITAGE ASSOCIATION
The background of the Oley Valley Heritage Association can be traced to a local water loss incident in Oley Township in October 1978. A Concerned Citizens group looking for help, applied to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Oley Township was subsequently selected for the Trust's Rural Project in 1980-83. At the conclusion of the project, the whole township was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the largest nomination of its kind. After the National Trust project ended, the Oley Valley Heritage Association was incorporated.
Today, the Oley Valley Heritage Association has the following Mission Statement:
The Oley Valley Heritage Association is dedicated to promoting education, publishing information and encouraging preservation of those subjects that reflect the heritage of the Oley Valley.
The Evolution of Tractors and Agricultural Equipment - November 6th, 2015 at 7PM
Donald Angstadt and Pikeville Equipment, Inc. can trace their family business back to 1880 when his great-grandfather,
Morris Fretz, started a blacksmith shop on Oysterdale Road in Pike Township. Angstadt, a 1963 graduate of Oley Valley High School,
has been employed his en-tire lifetime at the business he now co-owns. He is a contributor to Green Magazine and has made
presentations to several John Deere Two-Cylinder Clubs at various locations. A John Deere Model B is the first tractor that
Pikeville Equipment ever sold and is on display at the business with some 40 additional tractors that Donald and his son,
Michael, currently own and exhibit.
DeTurk House c. 1767
Fisher House c. 1801