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

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 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.



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.