ExpressWrite proudly provides writing services to the Friends of Johnston to promote historical and cultural preservation in Bethlehem, PA.
The Johnston estate was entrusted into our care to
preserve for our children and for their children. Friends of Johnston want to
continue that legacy of public service and cultural awareness.
Camel’s Hump Farm is the heart of the Johnston estate and the
cornerstone for its survival.
Friends of Johnston are seeking to be good stewards of the farm, not as
a dusty old museum piece, but as a living link between our community and its
history, because saving what is best about the past prepares us for the future.
The farm is one of a kind. There is no other place
like it in Bethlehem, with its unique architecture, 350 year old trees, and the
Monocacy Creek running through it. Friends of Johnston envision the farm being
used as a park, a school, a summer camp, an environmental education center with
community programs and cultural events, and providing demonstration projects
for agricultural experimentation and innovation.
Beyond cultural and historic
preservation, FOJ will offer nature based early childhood education, summer and
after school camps, workshops and classes, community gardens, and a perfect
local site for cultural community events. There will be plenty of opportunities
for community involvement with mentorship programs, habitat restoration, job
skills training, and sustainable agricultural pilot projects. Food grown on the
farm will donated to local food banks to aid in hunger relief. Also, the
Monocacy Creek and the hiking trails of the estate invite discovery and