Events Archive – 2008

Calendar of Events

(Special Celebration of the 275th Anniversary of the Half-Moon Inn)

  • January 27, 2008 [6 PM at the Temperance House]Volunteer Recognition Dinner for the Christmas Open House Tour Homeowners & Research Center Volunteers
  • February 18, 2008 [8 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]General Membership Meeting (Press Release)“Voices of Newtown: An Oral History and Images of Early Newtown
  • March 1, 2008 [7 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]Tavern Night (Reservation Form)
  • March 17, 2008 [8 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]General Membership Meeting (Press Release)“Newtown Film from 1976”
  • March 29, 2008 [8:30 AM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)] Annual Spring Clean-Up
  • April 19, 2008 [5 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]Cocktail Party (Reservation Form)
  • April 21, 2008 [8 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]Annual Meeting (Press Release)“Discovery and Excavation of the Root Cellar at the Half-Moon Inn” by David Callahan
  • May 10, 2008 [10 AM – 12 Noon]Bird-in-Hand Raid Reenactment (Press Release)
  • June 4, 2008 (9:30 AM – 3 PM)5th Grade Walking Tour of Newtown
  • June 20, 2008 (Rescheduled from June 6th)[7 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)] Historic Walking Tour Featuring the Half-Moon Inn, Court Street and the Surrounding Area (Press Release)
  • July 5, 2008 [1 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]First Fourth
  • September 13, 2008 (10 AM – 4 PM)Market Day (Press Release)
    Rain date is September 14th – Call 215-968-4004 on the day of the event to confirm.
    Admission is free.
  • October 4, 2008 [1-4 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]Antique Appraisal (Press Release)
  • October 20, 2008 [8 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]General Membership Meeting (“Haunted Bucks County
  • November 17, 2008 [8 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]General Membership Meeting (Press Release)“The Role of Women in World War II by Margaret “Peg” George
  • December 6, 2008 (10 AM – 4 PM)Open House Tour (Press Release)
    Rain date is December 7th – Call 215-968-4004 on the day of the event to confirm.
    Tickets will be available at the Newtown Hardware House beginning November 5th.


Other Events:

  • Special Lecture Program – Invited speakers on topics of interest are regularly scheduled. Contact the Newtown Historic Association headquarters for more information.
  • Walking Tours – Newtown has retained a feeling and historic charm marked by the intangibles left by the many people who have contributed to its rich historical heritage. Experience the many things in Newtown that are of interest to the antiquarian by enjoying a walking tour. Brochures and maps are available at the Newtown Historic Association headquarters, or download and print the following walking tours and enjoy them on your next visit to town:
  • Architectural Scavenger Hunt – Test your knowledge of Newtown’s architectural heritage by taking a scavenger hunt looking for specific architectural details. This activity is a fun and unique way for families a friends to enjoy the sights and attractions found in Newtown. Download and print the following list of architectural details and join the fun on your next visit to town:


To see lists of past events, click on a year: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

Upcoming Events

Spirits of the Outlaws: the Doan Gang and Bucks County Taverns

October 06, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us for this fascinating historical presentation about the impact the Doan Gang had on Newtown and our fledgling country during the Revolutionary War. Presented by the Mercer Museum, in conjunction with the NHA and the Newtown Theatre.


Market Day in Historic Newtown

October 07, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Save the date! It is our proud tradition to feature high-quality crafters, artisans & fine artists; colonial-era demonstrations, reenactments & activities; farm stands; entertainment for all ages; and food from local restaurants.


General Membership Meeting

November 20, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Native American Program from the Museum of Indian Culture: "The People of the Northeastern Woodlands", presented by Christine Applegate.



The Edward Hicks Room

The Newtown Historic Association invites you back in time to experience the life of Newtown's most famous artist, Edward Hicks. The Edward Hicks Room displays many of the treasures owned by Hicks during his lifetime. These items include a double-faced swinging sign portraying William Penn's Treaty with the Indians and Penn's Landing at Chester in 1844...learn more


We invite you to sign up to stay informed of upcoming events, educational programs and community activities. Most are held in our historic Half Moon Inn, a tavern in the early days of Newtown, and are open to the public.

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