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Your Support Makes a Difference

The Newtown Historic Association relies on members, friends, and local businesses and organizations to enable our ongoing efforts. Your generous support makes everything we do possible. Cash, check or credit card donations are the easiest way for you to contribute, however, there are additional ways to donate. Please take a moment to review the options below. Contact us at any time (215-968-4004, info@newtownhistoric.org) if you have questions or ideas about how you can help.

Annual Fund

Your Gifts… supporting all that we do

Annual fund donations are important in enabling the Newtown Historic Association to realize its mission. These donations enable things like educational programs, special acquisitions and archive maintenance. These gifts, for example, fund speakers for General Meetings, provide the flexibility to buy that 18th century Newtown item that comes up for auction, and may also be used for special acid-free materials needed for storing collections properly. These donations make the things we do, possible.

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Planned Giving

Leave a Legacy…
Contributions made by NHA members, family and friends over the years have played a significant role in supporting, developing and expanding the NHA facilities and programs. Without your support, much of the progress we have made would not have been possible and we would not have been able to continue to serve the ever growing historically conscious Newtown community.

Gifts might include:
– A bequest in your will or living trust
– Designating the Newtown Historic Association as a beneficiary of a 401K, IRA, retirement plan or life insurance policy
– Including the Newtown Historic Association as a beneficiary in a Charitable Gift Annuity, Charitable Remainder Trust or other vehicle

Federal tax laws make it possible to bypass income, gift, and estate taxes on funds you donate for charitable purposes. This can result in a lower income estate tax bill while you gain the satisfaction of supporting causes in which you believe, such as the NHA. In addition to the regular tax savings, the capital gains tax on assets given for charitable use is entirely avoided. The additional tax savings is the reason many people choose to make their gifts in this way, in addition to the satisfaction they receive for supporting their cause.

Contact the Newtown Historic Association (215-968-4004) at any time if you have questions about the best ways to achieve your charitable goals this year, or consult your tax advisor for more information specific to your needs.

Recent Planned Giving

Bequest of Paul Kester

Dedications and Memorials

Honor someone special or memorialize someone who has passed with a donation to the Newtown Historic Association. It can be done as a single donation or set up a fund for a memorial. Contact the Newtown Historic Association at 215.968.4004 or send an email to: info@ newtownhistoric.org to discuss what would be most appropriate.


None at this time

Established Memorials, Currently:

David Mahler
Maurice (Mike) Donovan

Matching Grants

Does your employer have a Matching Gifts program to match your donations made to non-profit organizations?

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.