Archival Adventures in Small Repositories
C. David Callahan
The Newtown Historic Association, Inc. was incorporated in 1964 as an organization dedicated to the preservation of the heritage of Newtown, Bucks County, PA. Its mission is "to stimulate interest in, preserve, celebrate and share the historical heritage of both Newtown Borough and Township." The Association's archival collection, which dates from circa 1800 to the present and spans close to 200 linear feet of materials, documents the history of Newtown Borough and Township and the surrounding area, including local individuals, families, businesses, and organizations. Documents and artifacts from renowned late eighteenth/early nineteenth-century artist Edward Hicks and his family form part of the Association's holdings.