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Newtown Square Historical Society

Newtown Square Historical Society

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Time Travel at the Firehouse

Carl Ewing, past Chief the Newtown Square Fire Company is now the “Official Time Capsule Opener.” When the first firehouse building was built in 1916, a copper box was sealed in the cornerstone.

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The History of Castle Rock

Where do you begin to tell the history of Castle Rock, once one of the…

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Ratifying the U.S. Constitution

Each September we recognize Constitution Day on September 17th, to celebrate the U.S. Constitution. Over…

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The West Chester Trolley

West Chester Pike has been a witness to the history of transportation in Delaware County. From its first creation in the 1790s, the road saw foot traffic, horse and wagons, a “plank road” turnpike, regular stagecoach service and finally in 1895, a horse-drawn and later motorized trolley line that eventually connected the 69th Street Terminal with West Chester.

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History of the ‘Blue Route’

Newtown was a sleepy country crossroads for much of its history. Today, it is two miles from I-476. And if different choices had been made, the interstate highway would have crossed right through the eastern portion of the Township.

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Historic Newtown Square Day

When I first joined the Newtown Square Historical Society in the mid 1990’s, there was…

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The Cold War Comes to Delco

World  War II ended in August 1945, but the “Cold War” essentially began at the…

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Irish Immigrants, The Courtneys

While English Quakers first settled Newtown, 19th-century immigrants came from Ireland. An Irish weaver, Joseph…

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Preserving the Lincoln Banner

During the contentious election of 1860, with four candidates running for President, each candidate’s backers…

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The Underground Railroad in Newtown

Photos courtesy of Newtown Square Historical Society  While the Pennsylvania Railroad did not start until…

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