Preservation and Enhancement


New Freedom Fest

NOTICE: Due to Covid 19 and the on-going pandemic, the Board of Directors of New Freedom Heritage has voted to cancel the New Freedom Fest previously scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2020. If all goes well, we hope to continue with the Fest in September of 2021.

We are all very disappointed that the Fest will not go forward this year but the decision has been made in the best interest and safety of our community.

New Freedom Fest is an old-time “festival of small town life”. It includes music, dance, arts and crafts, artist demonstrations, animals, food, games, a pie eating contest, an art tent with pumpkin painting, train rides and much, much more – all centered around the beautiful and historic town of New Freedom, Pennsylvania. Visit the FEST page for details.

New Freedom Heritage is a 503c not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rich history and culture of New Freedom, Pennsylvania. It was founded on June 15, 2004 by several members of the New Freedom Community Gardeners whose hope was to promote a better future for the community and local businesses. That is still an important part of the mission today.

Since it’s inception, New Freedom Heritage has had a significant impact on the community. Activities and projects have included:

– Annual New Freedom Fest More
– Creation of the Freedom Green Community Park More
– Creation of the Heritage Museum of New Freedom and an interactive kiosk
– Summertime free outdoor movie nights
– Town murals
– Recording local history
– Monthly speaker series
– Stream rehabilitation
– Members picnic on the Green

Jennifer Hartenstein & the Hartenstein family donate $20,000 to NFH

Jennifer Hartenstein & the Hartenstein family donate $20,000 to New Freedom Heritage

Freedom Green Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Freedom Green Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

See pictures of the Freedom Green ribbon cutting ceremony. Pictures here