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.
The Lower Makefield Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of the beauty and historic significance of Lower Makefield Township and Bucks County. The Society promotes the research and publishing of findings regarding local history and culture. Some artifacts and information are displayed in the LMT meeting room on Edgewood Road.
Since 1993, the Bucks County Civil War Round Table has been helping to educate the public on the conflict that tore our nation apart in the mid-1800s. The Round Table has monthly meetings with relevant speakers held at the Doylestown Borough Hall, 57 W. Court Street, on the first Tuesday of most months at 7:00pm. The March and October meetings are devoted to book discussions and are held at the Bucks County Civil War Museum and Library at 32 N. Broad Street at Garden Alley, Doylestown, at 7:00pm. There is no formal December meeting. The Round Table also has a speaker’s bureau, which provides off-site informational speakers to groups for a fee.
The David Library of the American Revolution is a specialized research library dedicated to the study of American history circa 1750 to 1800. The Library is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm, admission free.
Although the David Library serves the scholarly community and offers Fellowships to Ph.D. candidates and post-doctoral researchers, its unparalleled and comprehensive collections are available to anyone with any interest in any aspect of the Revolutionary era. Browsers are welcome!