The Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society

~ UPCOMING ~

No Programs for the Remainder of 2020

OUR HOLIDAY PARTY 

HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

 

We are looking  forward to Zoom Presentations next year.  Details to follow.

 

CHECK OUT OUR 

 

 Virtual Tour of the

Benjamin Temple House in Ewing

 

          We are pleased to have our first virtual tour of the Benjamin Temple House hosted by Ellie Calcagno, Site Manager.  This is the first of many videos we would like to share.  We focus on the  four rooms of the 1750s section of the house.  Please click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOxUeniHSSg&feature=youtu.be

Check out our Newsletter

from Ellie Calcagno, Site Manager

This website is still under construction.  The Paypal button is not working yet, and the buttons to reach us through email are not functional.  You can still contact us at info@ethps.org.

 Moving the Benjamin Temple House in 1973

         The Benjamin Temple House, originally located on Pennington Road (Route 31), was moved by the State of New Jersey in May, 1973 to its present location on Federal City Road.  The move was precipitated by the expansion of I-95 , and was accomplished through the untiring efforts of Gail Kuser and the Friends of the Benjamin Temple House.  The Benjamin Temple House (also known as the Temple-Ryan Farmhouse) is on the national, state and township historic registries.

       As the ETHPS enters its 47th year of stewardship, we embark on an ambitious 5-year plan to complete the final restoration work with a fundraising campaign.  Join us in making the Ewing Museum at the Benjamin Temple House a reality.  You can help to create a welcoming and historically accurate resource for the community with a donation to:

  • purchase additional period furnishings for the 1750 rooms;

  • provide funds for restoration of artifacts and the printing of educational materials;

  • sponsor  exhibit signage for the museum; and 

  • fund handicapped access including a deck and ramp at the rear of the house.

ETHPS appreciates the

support of our Corporate Sponsors

NJM Insurance Group,  Ewing NJ  ~  www.njm.com

Investors Bank Community Foundation 

Roma Bank Community Bank Foundation

Please donate by clicking on the donate button at the top of the page.

                               Future Home of the Ewing Museum                 

Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society

at the Benjamin Temple House

 

THE EWING MUSEUM CAMPAIGN FUND

CHANGES IN OUR MISSION STATEMENT
 

      The wording of our Mission Statement was changed and approved by the Officers and the Board of Trustees at the May 20, 2020 Board Meeting. The previous wording of the Mission Statement is shown first and the new wording is shown second.

Original Mission Statement:

  • Through a variety of educational programs, develop a deeper interest and knowledge of history.

  • To work with the Ewing Township administration to preserve and maintain the Temple-Ryan Farmhouse (Benjamin Temple House) as a National Historic Site, location of the ETHPS office and archives, location for ETHPS programs, and meeting place for community groups.

  • To preserve documents and artifacts relative to the history of Ewing Township and its residents and make them available to researchers.

  • To encourage residents of Ewing Township to help preserve the history of Ewing through participation in the ETHPS, work with the Ewing Township Historical Preservation Commission to place structures on the National, State, and Township registers of historic places, and recognize historic events and structures in the township.

New Mission Statement:

  • To develop a deeper interest in and knowledge of Ewing history through a variety of educational programs.

  • To work with the Ewing Township administration to preserve and maintain the Temple-Ryan Farmhouse (Benjamin Temple House) as a National Historic Site; as the location of the ETHPS office, archives, and programs; and as a meeting place for community groups. 

  • To preserve documents and artifacts relevant to the history of Ewing Township and its residents, and to make them available to researchers.

  • To encourage residents of Ewing Township to help preserve the history of Ewing through participation in the ETHPS; through work with the Ewing Township Historical Preservation Commission to place structures on the National, State, and Township registers of historic places; and through recognition of historical events and structures in the township.

 

      Located at the Benjamin Temple House, Drake Farm Park

                           Future Home of the Ewing Museum

    27 Federal City Road, Ewing NJ 08638  ~ 609-883-2455

                   Hours of the Benjamin Temple House Museum and Library 

                                           The House is now closed on Wednesdays.

                  Other times by appointment with the Site Manager, Ellie Calcagno.

                                   Free House Tours the first Sunday of Every Month

                                                 are cancelled until  further notice.