Incorporated May 1, 1961 in Northampton County, Pa.

Running Popular Gun Shows Since 1960

The Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society, Inc., sponsor of the original Allentown Show, welcomes you to our website. Here you can learn about our club, the events we host, about various fields of collecting, and maybe even meet a few of our members. We hope your visit here is an enjoyable one and look forward to seeing you at one of our 2 day shows or monthly meetings.  Thank you for visiting our site and please return often.

            The Board of Directors and Members, FDHAS

Non Members Can Go To Our Gun Show Schedule Page
Linked Below and Print Out Admission Discounts.

Mission Statement

To gather together persons desiring to promote and encourage the study of arms, antique and modern, and all accessories thereto, their histories and developments.

To bring about public appreciation and respect for arms, and collectors of arms, and to disseminate a working knowledge upon the part of all users of arms. 
To promote good fellowship among the members and their guests.

To promote and defend the right to own firearms. To make members, as well as non-members, aware of the historical and educational concept of arms collecting.


The October 2009 Issue of the American Rifleman has an article listing our 2 day gun show in the top 13 shows in the country. The article mistakenly refers to this organization by its the old name, which was changed years ago (Forks of the Delaware Weapons Assn).  Click Here to read about it.

Announcements for Members

We hare happy to announce that the Monthly Meeting at Palmer Township Fire Company, 950 South 27th Street, Easton, Pennsylvania 18045 will have free breakfast for our members in Januaary and  June.

Thanks to Club Member John Morris, we now have two Youtube pages up and running. John walked around our December 2009 gun show and uploaded these for you to see. You can view the pages by clicking on the links below:
Exotic Firearms Click Here
Very Collectible Hand Guns Click Here

We are proud to announce the completion of the history of this organization. As time goes on, more information and pictures might be inserted.  Visit that page often. Click on the navigation bar below.

All individuals wanting to display for an aware must sign a display agreement.

You can now see the future dates for The Allentown Show through the year 2020. Click on the "Future Show Dates" navigation bar.

Members are encouraged to defend the Second Amendment by donating money to pro gun ownership organizations.  Here is our latest ad, with the Eastern Pennsylvania Firearms Coalition.  We also will encourage members to donate to that organization which has protect our gun ownership for over 12 years.  Our current radio ad is here:  Click Here

We are getting many individuals coming in and entering earlier than the public. If you want to find out how you and your friends or the members of your club can come in earlier on Saturday,  Click Here. We will be happy to help you attend much earlier than the rest of the public.

Click on Author's Name in Blue

The Library Currently has a Completed Article for your enjoyment

Imperial Japanese Paratrooper Equipment

Gene Gibson

John Shaw's Sword C-1800 Stan Smullen













WARNING:  FDHAS will prosecute any individual caught in theft
at any of our events.  The individual will be arrested by the Allentown
Police and prosecuted to the fullest extend of the law.

All Federal, State, and Local Firearms Laws must be obeyed.

No strollers or children in backpacks allowed at any of our events.

No roller skates, heelies, or roller blades can enter our show.

No cameras allowed. Only official club photographs may be taken.

Free Parking!  Remember there is never a charge to park at The Allentown Gun Show.

Club members get in early on Saturday and Sunday at 2 Day Shows held in:
February - May - July - October - December

Board Of Directors

President - Bill Ricca
Show/Business Manager  &
- John Lawson
Vice President - Ed Kennedy
Secretary/Treasurer -
Jessica Austin
Sergeant at Arms -
Terry Miller
Club Attorney -
Richard Pepper
Glenn Kaye
Bill Hart
Dan Alloggio
Bill Klotz-Club Historian
Dick Schwechten
Kathie Tietze
Assistant Sgts. at Arms
Rick Fink
Steve Frederick
Joe Herman
William Lindaberry
Tim Wasser
Brad Barton
Craig Correll
Jason Kaplan
Dana Blomquist
David Stewart III


This web site will be in a constant state of construction.


If you would like to comment on this website or have any questions or suggestions, please  CLICK HERE. The personnel monitoring this email address are not equipped to answer questions about table reservations or membership.

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