Education & Outreach
One of the primary purposes of the Society is to provide education about the history of the Township. This is accomplished in a number of ways:
School Outreach Program
Since 1995 the Society has hosted annual field trips to the Paper Mill House and Museum for all elementary schools in the Marple-Newtown school district. In 2005, 2nd graders from Delaware County Christian School began to participate in the annual program as well. In previous years, we have also invited home schoolers for a tour. Around 450 children visit the Paper Mill House and Museum every April. Opportunities also exist for High School students.
Monthly Membership Programs (held October through April)
Each month (after the general membership meeting), the Society sponsors a guest speaker or presentation. If you are interested in making a presentation, please click here to contact the Society.
The Paper Mill House Museum and Square Tavern are open in July and August on Saturdays from 1 to 4 PM. You can request a special group tour by completing this online form.
Historic Newtown Square Day
The first Saturday of June is the Colonial Day Celebration in Newtown Square. All the public historic sites are open, as are select historic private residences. Visit the Colonial Day webpage for more information.
Resources on this website:
- Browse the Paper Mill House Contents (coming soon) – Explore the database of items contained in the Paper Mill House Museum.
- Research a street in Newtown Township (coming soon) – Explore the origin and history of the street names in Newtown Square.
- View the Historical Sites Inventory – nearly 100 historical sites are listed on the official LIST OF HISTORICAL RESOURCES in Newtown Township.
- Search this Website (coming soon) – Search the entire NSHPS website
- Detailed History – Learn more about the History of the Township here
- Explore the Image Library
- Map Library