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ETHPS Members and Friends - 
Have a Great Weekend -
Benjamin Temple House
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​        Spring is here in 5 days! Daffodils and crocuses had a white surprise yesterday.   I even saw a round of robins very confused on Monday evening! Punxsutawney Phil told us there would be 6 more weeks of winter; we just didn’t want to believe him!   I hope that all enjoyed their Snow Day, and that all are shoveled out and back to normal routines!  We had a great showing for our Movie Day at the Temple House. Both shorts (Walking Into Eternity: A Dublin guide to James Joyce’s Ulysses and The Town That Disappeared Overnight – the Round Valley reservoir) were both excellent, entertaining and informative!   Thank you to our filmmakers for sharing them with us! 
           Our next program is our SPRING FLEA MARKET – Saturday April 22 – 8:00 am – you have two options: cleanout your attics and garages and come sell your wares (a bargain at only $10.00/space!) or come out and shop for bargains that day!! Call to reserve a spot today! (883-2455 or email to info@ethps.org)
        We are also ready for our ANNUAL SARAH TEMPLE TEA on Sunday, May 7th at  2:00 pm – details to follow! 
All at the House is going well.  We have received some new furniture for the museum, and our library is growing and more accessible than ever! The Archives Committee is working hard at computer inputting all of our pieces and collections – a daunting task, but moving along smoothly!! We are also continuing to collect 2017 Dues. 
If you have not paid, please do so to continue to hear the news and programs of the ETHPS. Not sure if you've paid?  No Problem!  Just call or email me and I will check!! It is with the support of you, our members, that we are able to provide programs, keep our library and museum open, and fully keep the History of Ewing Township for future generations!! So thank you for your support of the Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society! We are also still collecting pillows and feather comforters to make the feather ticking for our rope bed in the 1700’s portion of the museum (Come see it!   Remember – we are open every Wednesday from 10 am-2 pm and the first Sunday of the month from 2-4 pm and other times by appointment.  We have a very flexible schedule to meet with individuals or groups wishing to use the library or tour the House!!) 
Weekly News
~Sports Fans – Princeton Men’s Basketball Team were the Ivy League Champs, thus qualifying them for the NCAA Tournament!! The Tigers will be taking on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Buffalo NY,  Thursday March 16  at 12:15 Game Time.   Check your local listing to watch this exciting first round of Play! Get those Bracket filled out (of course, Ellie will be in Buffalo on Thursday cheering on her alma mater Villanova Wildcats as they take on the Mount Saint Mary Mountaineers after the PU-ND game!!) Go Tigers & wildcats!!! 

~March 18 through April 30 -  “On The Edge” – an invitational and juried Exhibit highlighting young and emerging Artists – featuring fresh and up and coming artists.  Opening Reception March 18 at 7 pm  at the Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park, Trenton.

 ~March 18 - 9 am-4 pm -  Preservation in Practice: A Primer for Historic Preservation Commission and Planners -  identifying, preserving and protecting historic resources at the EcoComplex, Bordentown, NJ. (Registration required) – NJ Historic Commission.

~March 18 - 11 am -  “Civil War Women of Compassion and Courage”  - a luncheon meeting of the United Daughters of the Confederacy at the Nassau Club, Princeton.  ( Reservations required) 

~ April 8 - all day seminar – “Whatever Shall We Wear: 18th and early 19th Century Clothing and Accessories in Monmouth County" including many of Hendrickson family clothing  at the Museum and Research Library of the Monmouth County Historical Assoc, 70 Court St, Freehold.  (Registration is limited – visit www.monmouthhistory.org) 

~ March 31 - 1 pm - Crossroads of the American Revolution Nat’l heritage Area Annual Meeting  at Thomas Edison State University, 101 W State St, Trenton.

~ April 1 - 11 am-12:30 pm -  “How To Research the History of Your Old House!”  - with Marfy Goodspeed and Goodspeed House Histories at the Hunterdon Historic Society headquarters, 114 Main St, Flemington.  (Registration required to email info@hunterhistory.org ) 

~April 13 – 5 pm - opening for exhibit on World War I  at Monmouth University Guggenheim Library with the Dept. of History and Anthropology - visit www.library.monmouth.edu 

~April 19 - 5-7:30 pm - Women In Business Alliance with the Princeton Chamber of Commerce present Sandra S. Westfall.  Join the ladies of WIBA for a glass of wine and discussion with Ms. Westfall,  a 6 year White House correspondent for AP, People Magazine interviewer, and hear the stories far beyond the Jersey suburbs and Washington Beltway.  At the cherry Valley country Club - visit the Princeton Chamber of commerce website.

~April 21 - 10 am -  “The Art of Period Dress”  featuring presentation on men's and women’s Revolutionary War era clothing and uniforms, followed by afternoon workshops on a variety of topics including dressing for the 18th C, authenticity and more with presenters from Colonial Williamsburg, Fort Ticonderoga, Old Barracks and more.  At the Historic Hunterdon Courthouse, 65 Park Ave, Flemington - visit www.revolutionarynj.org.