Events Archive – 2012

Calendar of Events

  • January 29, 2012 [Sunday @ 6:00 PM at the Temperance House]Volunteer Recognition Dinner for the Open House Tour Homeowners & Research Center Volunteers
  • February 20, 2012 [Monday @ 8:00 PM at the Newtown Theatre]General Membership Meeting (Press Release)Lucretia Mott: Quaker Abolitionist and Suffragette along with John and Abigail Adams
  • February 26, 2012 [Sunday @ 2:00 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]Winter Warm-Up Social
  • March 10, 2012 [Saturday @ 7:00 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]Tavern Night (Reservation Form & Press Release)
  • March 19, 2012 [Monday @ 8:00 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]General Membership Meeting (Press Release)“Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware: As Seen from a Soldier’s Perspective”
  • March 24, 2012 [Saturday @ 8:30 AM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)] Annual Spring Clean-Up (Press Release)
  • April 16, 2012 [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”
  • April 20, 2012 [Friday @ 5:00 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)] Spring Thaw Social
  • June 6, 2012 (Wednesday from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM)5th Grade Walking Tour of Newtown (Press Release)
  • June 9, 2012 [Saturday @ 5:00 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]Cocktail Party (Press Release)
  • June 8, 2012 [Friday @ 6:30 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)] Historic Walking Tour Featuring Liberty Street (Press Release)
  • October 6, 2012 (Saturday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)Market Day (Press Release)Rain date is October 7th – Call 215-968-4004 on the day of the event to confirm.Admission is free.
  • October 14, 2012 [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 19, 2012 [Monday @ 8:00 PM at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn)]General Membership Meeting (Press Release)“Lincoln’s Assassins” by Hugh Boyle, the Executive Director of the Grand Army of the Republic Museum & Library in Philadelphia
  • December 1, 2012 (Saturday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)Open House Tour (Press Release)Inclement weather date is December 2nd – 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

Historic Graveyard Tour

March 24, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Join us for a fascinating presentation of the history and restoration of the Old Presbyterian Church Graveyard and the Slack Cemetery, followed by a guided tour of the restored headstones and footstones.


Annual Meeting

April 15, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Please join us for the Annual Business Meeting of the Newtown Historic Association followed by a wonderful presentation of collectibles and relics from our “Treasures from the Attic”


Annual Spring Clean-Up

April 27, 8:30am - 11:00am

Every year, in the Spring, we take a day to clean the Half Moon Inn, and it’s a time to put the Inn back to “right” while seeing neighbors and making new friends



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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