Events Archive – 2011

Calendar of Events

  • January 30, 2011 [Sunday @ 6:00 PM at the Temperance House]Volunteer Recognition Dinner for the Open House Tour Homeowners & Research Center Volunteers
  • February 22, 2011 [Tuesday @ 8:00 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]General Membership Meeting (Press Release)“African Americans in the Civil War” by Paula Gidjunis
  • March 12, 2011 [Saturday @ 7:00 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]Tavern Night (Reservation Form)
  • March 21, 2010 [Monday @ 8:00 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]General Membership Meeting (Press Release)“Bryn Athyn Railroad Disaster of 1921” by the Southampton Railroad Station Society
  • March 26, 2011 [Saturday @ 8:30 AM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)] Annual Spring Clean-Up
  • April 18, 2011 [Monday @ 8:00 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]Annual Meeting (Press Release)“Treasures from the Attic: Selected Items from the NHA Archives”
  • May 7, 2011 [Saturday @ 5:00 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]Spring Cocktail Party
  • June 1, 2011 (Wednesday from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM)5th Grade Walking Tour of Newtown
  • June 10, 2011 [Friday @ 6:30 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)] Historic Walking Tour Featuring the North Chancellor Street and North Lincoln Avenue (Press Release)
  • July 2, 2011 [Saturday @ 1:00 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]First Fourth
  • October 1, 2011 (Saturday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)Market Day (Press Release)
    Rain date is October 2nd – Call 215-968-4004 on the day of the event to confirm.
    Admission is free.
  • October 9, 2011 [Sunday @ 2:00 PM at the Newtown Cemetery Chapel]General Membership Meeting (Press Release) “A Walking Tour of the Newtown Cemetery” by members of the NHA Board
  • November 14, 2011 [Monday @ 8:00 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]General Membership Meeting (Press Release)“Devastation on the Delaware: The Flood of 1955” by Mary Shafer
  • December 3, 2011 (Saturday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)Open House Tour (Press Release)
    Inclement weather date is December 4th – Call 215-968-4004 on the day of the event to confirm.
    Tickets will be available at the Newtown Hardware House beginning November 6th and on the NHA Website.


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:
    • Newtown Heritage Walk
    • A Walking Tour of Newtown – (Note: large PDF file)
    • Revolutionary Sites Walking Tour of Newtown – (Note: very large PDF file)
  • 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:
    • Architectural Scavenger Hunt – (Note: large PDF file)


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

Christine Applegate, of the Museum of Indian Culture, will present a special program on how the arrival of the Europeans impacted the peoples of the Northeastern woodlands.



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


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