• President – Barry Fleck
  • First Vice President – William Mahler
  • Second Vice President – Brian Rounsavill
  • Recording Secretary – Mary Jo Garner
  • Corresponding Secretary – Mary Callahan
  • Treasurer – Marge Torongo
  • Parliamentarian – Kathleen Gonsalves

Board of Directors

  • Keyna Crawford
  • Paul Gouza
  • Bronwyn Jones
  • Betsey King
  • Geno Peruzzi
  • Richard Speranza
  • Susan Thompson
  • David Walton
  • Carrie Wetherby
  • Honorary Life Director – Charles D. Callahan
  • Honorary Life Director – JoAnne Nardo

Past Presidents

  • Mr. Paul M. Gouza (2015-2017)
  • Mr. C. David Callahan (2012–2015)
  • Mr. Brian E. Rounsavill (2006–2012)
  • Mr. C. David Callahan (2004–2006)
  • Mr. Paul M. Gouza (2000–2004)
  • Mr. C. David Callahan (1992–2000)
  • Mrs. Eleanor Janney (1990–1992)
  • Mrs. Francella Smith (1986–1990)
  • Mr. Thomas Mayer (1984–1986)
  • Mr. Ernest Millard (1982–1984)
  • Mrs. JoAnn Nardo(1980–1982)
  • Mr. C. David Callahan (1978–1980)
  • Mrs. Claire Hennessey (1977–1978)
  • Mr. Robert Miller (1976–1977)
  • Mr. David Mahler (1974–1976)
  • Mr. Robert Miller (1972–1974)
  • Mr. John McKenney (1970–1972)
  • Mr. Richard Walton (1969–1970)
  • Mr. Charles Miller (1967–1969)
  • Mr. John C. Cummings (1966–1967)
  • Dr. Raymond V. Hennessy (1965–1966)
  • Mrs. Robert A. Sheeran (1964–1965)


  • Accessions – Accessioning / de-accessioning of library archives, holdings, gifts, and special collections.
  • Budget & Finance – Preparation of the annual budget, monthly Treasurer’s report, review of current investments and insurance coverages.
  • Buildings & Grounds – Maintenance, repair and restoration of the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn), Lauer Property, Boone Gardens, and other property and grounds.
  • Half Moon Inn (Court Inn) & Events Staffing – Staffing of the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn) for events including Sunday afternoons, the 5th grade walking tour, and other special events hosted at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn).
  • Education – Outreach programs coordinated with local schools and other associations.
  • Grants – Preparation and submission of grant applications.
  • Long-Range Planning – Development and implementation of long-range strategic planning initiatives.
  • Market Day – Coordination and management of the annual Market Day event.
  • Membership – Individual and corporate membership and fund raising drives.
  • Museum Shop & Merchandise – Purchasing, inventory and sales of museum shop merchandise.
  • Open House Tour – Coordination and management of the annual Open House Tour.
  • Publications – Maintenance, editorial review and publication of the website, newsletters, brochures and other publications.
  • Publicity – Marketing and publicity efforts for all projects and events to be coordinated with local papers, news agencies and TV & radio stations.
  • Speakers & Programs – Speaker and educational program selection for monthly and annual meetings.
  • Ways & Means – Review and approval of modifications to the By-laws and general procedural and governance issues.

Upcoming Events

General Membership Meeting

October 21 @ 7:30 pm

Learn about the Bucks County Recorder of Deeds, Robin Robinson’s effort to preserve the history of Bucks County landowners. She will discuss the effort to restore the county’s deed books and more. Also see a sampling of some of the more than 400 deeds in the NHA archives.


General Membership Meeting

November 18 @ 7:30 pm

Learn about Bucks County history from acclaimed local historian and columnist, Carl LaVo. His curiosity and knowledge about all things Bucks County are both informative and entertaining.


Holiday Open House Tour

December 7 @ 10:00 am

On Saturday, December 7th, celebrate the beauty of the season with the Newtown Historic Association’s 57th holiday house tour.



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 treasurers 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.

Join the celebration of our past and help ensure the preservation of our future.