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at the Benjamin Temple House

Our Weekly News

ETHPS Members and Friends - 
Have a Great Weekend -
Benjamin Temple House
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​       A rainy day – and these showers are doing wonders for our grasses and plants! Here’s to looking at a beautiful, green, colorful spring! 
So much has been going on here at the House! We are ready for Taskmasters to begin their work of rehabbing and renovating the windows in the 1700’s portion of the House! 
Many members have taken care of our collection pieces, and wrapped and boxed and moved pieces so as to be out of the way for the work to be done! Thank you to all!
As you drive by, amidst the work being done, also notice that the pruning of the apple trees (long overdue!) has begun.  Hopefully we will have a healthy spring orchard yielding a bountiful harvest in the fall! 
If you are looking for some reading material, please visit the website (www.ETHPS.org) and check out Library Thing to peruse what might pique your literary needs! 
We had two films shown in March and it was well attended and both films, while diverse, were interesting and informative!! Thank you John Anastasio and Patrick Ryan for sharing their film making talents with us and providing us with some knowledge about different topics! Our calendar is full (again, check the website) and our next few events are worth checking out! Our Spring Flea Market is Saturday April 22 – 8:00 am - come shop or come to sell your no-longer-needed wares! (It is a BARGAIN at only $10.00 for a space – call or email the office to reserve a space!!) 
Watch for your invite to our Annual Sarah Temple Tea – Sunday, May 7 - 2:00 – where we will honor two long-time ETHPS members for their contribution to the society and their town! (Names will be announced on the invites!!) 
So much is going on, and I hope you will be able to join your Society in support of our programs, and even the programs that we promote through this Society! 

Weekly News
~Friday March 31 – 8 pm - Acoustic Guitarists “One Night, three Guitarists” - featuring Ken Bonfield, Vin Downes, and (returning to the Sanctuary) Scott Bravo - at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
~Sat April 1 - 8 pm - Piano Jazz with Joe Holt - classic jazz stylings and improvisational surprises! - at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
~Sun April 2 - 7 pm - join the region’s newest chorus, the Glassbrook Vocal ensemble – “Songs of Love & Light” - under the direction of Westminister Choir College-trained Chaequan Anderson. – music from Bach to today’s Eric Whitacre
~April 1 - 1-4 pm - Clean Up Day at the Princetion Battlefield - with the Princeton Battlefield Society and the Sierra Club - this is in conjunction with the Civil War trust’s Park Day (a nation-wide clean-up day - & a free t-shirt) - 3 teams – 1-Removal of porcelainberry, an invasive species; 2-cutting invasive bamboo; and 3-clearing encroachment – on the path by the Friends Meeting House – available will be age-appropriate (this is a family event!) gloves, saws, clippers and shears, but also come with your own tools! 
~NOTE – the Trenton City Museum will be CLOSED Saturday April 1 - events at the Museum: through April 30-On The Edge-a juried exhigit for young and emerging artists; through April 30-the Essential Paul Robeson; through ~April 7- collection of artist Kay Hackett’s “Thistle” Stangl ceramic dinnerware; Collection of Trenton’s balck and white photographs through the TrentonHistoric Society Calendars, 2017 calendars still available!; at Elleaslie Mansion, Cadwalader park, Trenton
~April 9 - 12-4 pm - Spring Festival - with Rutgers Gardens and Fraternity Alpha Zeta - face painting, egg hunt, photo booth and more! At the Log Cabin and Alumni Pavilion, 140 Log Cabin Rd, New Brunswick
~April 29 - 11 am-12:30 pm - “Researching Your Roots: How to Begin Your Family Genealogy” - learn the basics at this workshop at the Humterdon County Historical Society, 114 Main Street, Flemington

We are still collecting old feather comforters and pillows for our soon-to-be feather ticking for our Rope Bed!!