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  • Newtown Antiques Market Adds Garden Antiques, Jewelry & Décor To Its Offerings

    Barn Star Productions and Newtown Historical Society are broadening plans for the first annual Newtown Antiques Market, adding garden antiques, jewelry and decorations to the offerings.

    June is the time for putting the final touches on a garden oasis. The Newtown Antiques Market will now showcase benches, urns, sculpture and planters making the job easier and fun designing your outdoor living space and jewelry for summer entertaining dazzle.

  • Three Days Of Special Events Planned By Historical Society

    Newtown Historical Society has three days of special events planned this month. The first program is for its current crew of docents, but is special in that it is also being opened to those who are interested in becoming a docent and would consider volunteering their time to the society. The second program will be an open house and living history demonstration, and the third will be an evening program on the history and traditions of Ellis Island.

  • Historical Society Seeking Docents, Educational Seminar Will Introduce Colonial Costumes

    Newtown Historical Society is hoping to find some new docents, to join members when presenting programs for the public. An educational seminar has been scheduled for Saturday, April 12. 

    The program is for the current crew of historical society docents, but is special in that it is also being opened to those who are interested in becoming a docent and would consider volunteering their time to the society. 

  • ‘The History & Traditions Of Ellis Island,’ Next Program Being Hosted By Historical Society

    Between 1892 and 1954, 12 million people passed through Ellis Island upon arriving in America, offering a common heritage to millions more in later generations.

    Newtown Historical Society will look at the history and traditions of Ellis Island in a presentation by Arthur Gottlieb on Monday, April 14, beginning at 7:30 pm. The program will be in the meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

  • Open House And Rug Weaving Demonstration, Sunday With Historical Society

    Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday, March 16, from noon to 4 pm.

  • ‘The President And The Madman,’ Monday At Meeting House

    James A Garfield is not a name that springs to mind when we most Americans think about the country’s Presidents. While Garfield had a long and successful career as a Congressman, and also as a Civil War general, his short term in office doesn’t resonate like Kennedy's Camelot does.

    On Monday, March 10, at 7:30 pm, Newtown Historical Society will examine Garfield’s career in “The President and The Madman.” Gordon Williams will present the program at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street.

  • Coming In June: One-Day Newtown Antiques Market

    Barn Star Productions and Newtown Historical Society have announced a new collaboration: The Newtown Antiques Market, a one day, outdoor antiques show scheduled to debut on the first day of summer: June 21.

  • From Beards To Bathtubs: A Look At America’s Presidents

    Although he was not the first President to have a bathtub in The White House, many people are aware that the 300-plus pound William Howard Taft was the first who needed to be extricated from the tub. What else do you know about Presidential firsts and unusual facts?

  • Town Historian’s Annual Lecture Relocated Due To Library Flooding

    Newtown has produced many notable characters in its 300-plus years. On Monday, January 13, at 7:30 pm, Town Historian Dan Cruson will present a line-up of some of them for Newtown Historical Society’s first program of the new year, “Legendary Locals of Newtown.”

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Amazing what a cat finds out, curled up beneath a chair. I’ve heard from a number of people that among Assistant Superintendent of Schools Linda Gejda numerous talents, she bakes a delicious biscotti. I do hope she shares the recipe with us at The Bee (ahem. nancy@thebee.com) so all of Newtown can indulge this holiday season.