Calendar of Events


  • President – Dan Griffin
  • First Vice President – Brian Rounsavill
  • Second Vice President – Richard Speranza
  • Recording Secretary – Mary Jo Garner
  • Corresponding Secretary – Caroline Bennett
  • Treasurer – Rich Seidner
  • Parliamentarian – Tim Potero

Board of Directors

  • Keyna Crawford
  • Paul Gouza
  • Betsey King
  • Jeff Marshall
  • Geno Peruzzi
  • Amy Smith
  • Richard Speranza
  • Susan Thompson
  • Gina Tognini
  • David Walton
  • Honorary Life Director – Charles D. Callahan

Joint Historic Commission Liaison

  • Bill Mahler

Past Presidents

  • Mr. Barry Fleck (2017-2024)
  • 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

The one-day-only “Tribute to Local Veterans” is the NHA’s annual Memorial Day event to honor local soldiers.

Memorial Day Tribute to Local Veterans at the Callahan Research Center

May 27, 10:00am - 2:00pm

The one-day-only “Tribute to Local Veterans” is the NHA’s annual Memorial Day event to honor local soldiers.


NHA’s Annual Garden Walk

June 01, 8:00am - 1:00pm

Please join us for a view of some very special Newtown gardens, and to meet the very talented gardeners who created them.


Elementary School Walking Tour

June 06, 9:30am - 12:00pm

The Elementary School Walking Tour of historic sites in Newtown is the NHA’s annual event to share the history of our town—first-hand—with the children who live here.



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.

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