The Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society

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All events are currently cancelled or postponed until further notice.  The Drake Park Grounds are open, but the Benjamin Temple House is currently closed.  We hope to resume programs, Sunday Open Houses and open hours on Wednesdays in the next couple of months.  

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by Ellie Calcagno, Site Manager

 Moving the Benjamin Temple House in 1973

         The Benjamin Temple House was originally located on Pennington Road (Route 31) and 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 are embarking on an ambitious 5-year plan to complete the final restoration work with a fundraising campaign.  Please 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 toward:

  • purchasing additional period furnishings for the 1750 rooms;

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

  • sponsoring  exhibit signage for the museum; and 

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

ETHPS greatly appreciates the

support of our Corporate Sponsors

NJM Insurance Group,  Ewing NJ  ~

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




      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 

                                             are Wednesday, 10 am - 2 pm.

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

                      Free House Tours the first Sunday of Every Month,  2-4 pm.