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George F. Tyler: A Synergy of Being and Doing

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“George F. Tyler: A Synergy of Being and Doing; Including an Architectural History and Behind the Scenes Tour of the Tyler Mansion”

On Monday, April 17th, the Newtown Historic Association and Bucks County Community College Foundation will jointly present a special program from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Zlock Performing Arts Center at Bucks County Community College.

The keynote lecture will be presented by Daniel Tyler, grandson of George and Stella Tyler. Mr. Tyler is a retired professor of history at Colorado State University and author of “Bucks County’s Benevolent Squire: In Search of George Frederick Tyler.” Mr. Tyler will show how his grandfather and grandmother, Stella Elkins, managed to represent the class of “Perennial Philadelphians” into which they were born, while at the same time using their talents and inherited wealth to benefit society.

In addition, Matthew Metcalf, Coordinator of Historic Preservation at Bucks County Community College, will provide an informative overview of the architectural history of the Tyler mansion.

After the lecture, attendees will be provided with a private, behind the scenes tour of the Tyler mansion. This special tour will include rooms that are generally off-limits to the public.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased via: Tickets will also be available at the door the evening of the event.

All proceeds from the ticket sales benefit the Newtown Historic Association and the Bucks County Community College Foundation.

If you would like to learn more about Tyler State Park, the Newtown Historic Association is offering for sale, The History of Tyler State Park – A Self-Guided Walking Tour, by Brian Rounsavill, on behalf of The Newtown Historic Association, Inc. 2021. To order a copy, please click here.

For questions with ordering tickets and books from our website, please contact Kathy Gonsalves at 414-217-5647


April 17
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Bucks County Community College

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