Special Initiatives

Calendar of Events

There are projects that have immediate importance to the Newtown Historic Association. They may range from urgent Building and Grounds things to the saving of an historic item and others in between. These projects may require special funding, materials or volunteers to complete.

By undertaking and supporting projects such as these, we not only preserve Newtown’s past but provide for its future in the form of lasting documented resources and the buildings to house them. The Newtown Historic Association recognizes this need as becoming even more urgent as we move into the 21st century.

Special Initiatives That Need Resources

Custom Display Case for Train Replica

Needed: $350.00

This Reading Railroad replica train is in need of a display case to enable public viewing and to protect it.

Transfer Card Catalog Info to Computer

Needed: Volunteer to reconcile card catalog to computer

It’s time to get our archive database in one place. So, our card catalog needs to be reconciled with our computer files. If you have an eye for details, are comfortable using computers and want to help with this project, please call 215.968.4004 or email volunteer@newtownhistoric.org

Upcoming Events

Spirits of the Outlaws: the Doan Gang and Bucks County Taverns

October 06, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us for this fascinating historical presentation about the impact the Doan Gang had on Newtown and our fledgling country during the Revolutionary War. Presented by the Mercer Museum, in conjunction with the NHA and the Newtown Theatre.


Market Day in Historic Newtown

October 07, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Save the date! It is our proud tradition to feature high-quality crafters, artisans & fine artists; colonial-era demonstrations, reenactments & activities; farm stands; entertainment for all ages; and food from local restaurants.


General Membership Meeting

November 20, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Christine Applegate, of the Museum of Indian Culture, will present a special program on how the arrival of the Europeans impacted the peoples of the Northeastern woodlands.



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.