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General Meeting (via Zoom)

February 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Rasps, Possets, and Blackjacks: Spirits & Smoking in the 18th Century

Local collector Kevin Kerchner will be sharing tales and examples from his extensive collection of 18th century drinking and smoking items.

Come and explore an earlier time in which the imbibing of alcohol and use of tobacco were a fundamental part of society. Learn about the origins and use of unusual drinking objects such as posset pots and puzzle jugs, as well as unique smoking items like rasps and early lighters. And try your skills at identifying “what is it?” items.

This even is being held virtually on ZOOM.

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Topic: NHA – Kevin Kerchner: “Rasps, Possets, and Blackjacks: Spirits & Smoking in the 18th Century”
Time: Feb 15, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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February 15, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Virtual via Zoom


The Newtown Historic Association

Upcoming Events

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


NHA's Spring Garden Cocktail Party

May 18, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Enjoy a beautiful evening wandering among the gardens, sipping a glass of wine, and having the opportunity to bid on a Craig Hackett painting.



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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