Join us as we journey back to the 1760’s, a time just before the American Revolution, when New Jersey was embroiled in another earlier conflict known as the French and Indian War. Come see first-hand what military life was like in the colonies before we fought to become an independent nation. Visitors are invited to experience a typical day in the life of a soldier stationed at the barracks, and to interact with the people who cooked, slept, drilled, and lived within these walls. Take a tour of the barracks itself, which was built in 1758 for the purpose of housing these British forces.
Hannah Callowhill Penn, the second wife of Pennsylvania founder William Penn, has often been overlooked in history for various reasons, some of which have to do with what society considered acceptable women’s roles in the 18th century. In observance of Women’s History Month, join actress Karla Shantz when she appears as Hannah Penn on Thursday, March 26th, at 7:00pm at the Township Library of Lower Southampton, 1983 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, and discover the strength, perseverance, compassion, and intelligence of this amazing Quaker woman.
The Newtown Historic Association will host two events in March at their headquarters at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn), located at Court Street and Centre Avenue (105 Court Street) in Newtown.
Celebrate Black History Month at the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton on Saturday, February 28th and Sunday, March 1st. Experience the living history of America’s black warriors by the veterans themselves and dedicated re-enactors! View displays of photos, literature, and artifacts from wars past while talking to the storytellers of America’s black men and women at war!
The 16th Annual Village Renaissance Faire on September 19th and 20th will again fill the donated Middletown Grange Fairgrounds with glamour, excitement, artistry, and exploration of history, science and the arts through the commitment of the Village Library of Wrightstown, community businesses and volunteer staff and performers.
The Solebury Township Historical Society is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the interpretation and preservation of the historical and cultural resources in the township and surrounding area through research, advocacy and education. The society seeks to expand the appreciation of the township’s rich history and the understanding of how their heritage affects the quality of life of current and future residents.
Eighteenth Century Georgian Manor house Historic Summerseat, owned by the Historic Morrisville Society, is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, 2015. Summerseat is a Registered National Historic Landmark because of its “exceptional value” to the United States.
Free guided tours that keep our great history alive
The Parry Mansion was home to five generations of the dynamic Parry Family. Benjamin Parry is known as the “Father of New Hope.” He expanded the mills and industry in town and was the driving force that built the first bridge between New Hope and Lambertville and opened the first commercial bank. His New Hope Mill gave the town its name.
The Newtown Historic Association (NHA), incorporated in 1964, is an organization dedicated to the preservation of Newtown’s historic heritage. The 250-plus member group meets at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn), located at 105 Court Street, at 8:00pm on the third Monday of almost each month.
Each year the Association hosts Market Day, a festival of colonial crafts, in October as well as a Holiday Open House Tour, an exclusive tour through many private local homes and historic buildings the first Saturday in December.