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NHA hosts Student History Day Spring Garden Cocktail Gala


The Newtown Historic Association (NHA) invites all families with children in the grades 4 through 6 to come to the Half-moon Inn at 105 Court St., Newtown, Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m. for Student History Day of Newtown.

Students can learn about the history of the inn and the rich history of Newtown. Other siblings are welcome too.

For over 40 years, the NHA has held the “5th Grade Walking Tour” for local school children. This year, instead of the tour, it invites the children and their families to see the Half-moon Inn and view NHAs new “History of Newtown” timeline and display.

See the clear history of Newtown and the important events that impacted the town and the nation. See it from the beginning with William Penn founding Newtown, to George Washington in Newtown before and after the Battle of Trenton, to the Lavelle Aircraft Company influencing the “Space Race.”

Experience what life was like in the 1700s and learn how Newtown became the great place it is today.

NHA hosts its Spring Garden Cocktail Gala at the Half-moon Inn, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 10.

Enjoy a beautiful evening wandering among the gardens, sipping a glass of wine, and having the opportunity to bid on a Craig Hackett painting. Hors d’oeuvres will be served along with wine, beer, and a few fun cocktails.

Tickets are $45 for members and $50 for nonmembers at or send a check made out to the “Newtown Historic Association” to the attention of Betsey King, 105 Court St., Newtown, PA.

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