The Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society
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 ~
Wednesdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Other times by appointment with the Site Manager, Amy Karen Harter.
Free House Tours the first Sunday of Every Month from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
~ NEW PROJECTS ~
"Voices of Ewing"
LAUNCHED JANUARY 1ST, 2021
We are collecting the stories, trials, difficulties, and challenges that members of the Ewing Community have experienced during their lives here!
Please send us photos, drawings, journal entries, poetry, videos and other expressions of your life as documents for ETHPS to archive for future generations.
By sending us your donation, you understand that ETHPS will be keeping your remembrances in our historical archives, and they will be accessible to both current and future researchers.
PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WITH YOUR DONATION:
1. YOUR NAME
2. YOUR AGE AND/OR BIRTHDATE.
3. YOUR FULL ADDRESS.
4. YOUR PHONE NUMBER.
5. YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.
Please let us know whether you would prefer we use your phone number and/or email address if we need to contact you.
ETHPS is REQUIRED
to contact you to sign a release form if we intend any public release of your donation.
Please either email your donation to
27 Federal City Road
Ewing NJ 08638
CHECK OUT OUR
ETHPS YEAR IN REVIEW
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:
Details to follow.
OUR NEXT ACTIVITY
AND MUM SALE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH
8:00 - 1:00
ON THE FIELD IN FRONT OF THE
BENJAMIN TEMPLE HOUSE
WE WILL BE HOLDING THE
FLEA MARKET TOMORROW!
THANKFULLY IT LOOKS LIKE WE WILL
HAVE GOOD WEATHER FOR THE MORNING!!
WALKING THE LONGEST TRAIL IN NEW JERSEY: THE DELAWARE RARITAN CANAL
- LOWER FERRY ROAD AND NORTH
TOUR GUIDE: PAMELA V'COMBE
SUNDAY OCTOBER 8TH, 2 PM
THE EWING TOWNSHIP HISTORIC
~~OPEN HOUSE TOURS~~
First Sunday of the Month
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1ST
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
FREE OPEN HOUSE TOUR OF THE
BENJAMIN TEMPLE HOUSE
The Benjamin Temple House is owned by the Township of Ewing,
Bert Steinmann, Mayor, and Ted Forst, Director of Community Affairs
and is maintained by the efforts of the members of the Ewing
Township Historic Preservation Society, a non-profit 501(3)c organization.
. ~ 609-883-2455~
~ Email – email@example.com~
~ Website – www.ETHPS.org~
~~ Sustaining Patrons - NJM Insurance and Fred Andrew ~~
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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
Investors Bank Community Foundation
Roma Bank Community Bank Foundation
Homasote Company, Ewing NJ ~ http://www.homasote.com
FVHD Architects-Planners, Ewing NJ ~ https://www.fvhdpc.com
Digital Dog Direct, Ewing NJ ~ https://www.digitaldogdirect.com
Please donate by clicking on the donate button at the top of the page.