The Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society

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NEWSLETTER  BY

ELLIE CALCAGNO, SITE MANAGER

March 3, 2021

ETHPS MEMBERS AND FRIENDS,

ETHPS Members & Friends –

        After the shortest month of the year, we are finally into March with signs of spring.  But, Will March come in like a Lion? Or will we need to be ready to Beware the Ides of March??  Only time will tell! 

          While the House and Museum are still closed to the public, if there is something that you would like to view, read or something you would like to research, we are able to have some pre-registered visitation. All you need to do is call (609-658-1903) or email (info@ethps.org), and we will make arrangements mutually convenient for all!  This is even true in a non-covid environment!!  Call or email anytime!! 

         So, while the House is closed, what are we doing here every Wednesday, you may ask?  I am so pleased that we are just as busy!  Our archives collections are being evaluated and then entered into our computer database.  Something that we’ve been putting off doing for some time!  Thanks to our volunteers for all their help, and to our experts for their assistance in the nomenclature and uses.

       We have been organizing our garden tools (get those green thumbs ready!!) and have a new Garden Shed on the side of the House!  Come take a look!  Thanks to John (our Tool Man!) D for making this happen! 

   Despite being closed, we are continuing to receive donations of Ewing memorabilia!  Thanks for thinking of us while cleaning those attics and closets.  We love having additional pieces to tell the histories of Ewing.

        We are also collecting our Voices of Ewing, and ask you to check out our website for additional details, as well as other interesting photos and videos. (www.ETHPS.org) Thank you also for those who have renewed your memberships. We appreciate the support and hope you are enjoying our programs and our sharing of programs taking place around town.

Our programs are continuing; we weren’t going to let Covid get in our way of telling and sharing Ewing stories. Please be sure to email us to receive a zoom invite to programs:   

 

Sunday, March 14 – 2:00pm  -  Rick Durham presents "Lifestyle and Culture of the Lenni Lenape." If you wish to join us for this, please email info@ethps.org your request to be sent the link to the program by March 13th, 6:00 pm. 

 

With programs now so readily available – thanks to this wonderful technology – here is a list of other programs happening in the area:

  • TCNJ Art Gallery – On-Line!  “Envision US – The 2021 Faculty Exhibition  -  visit  https://www.tcnjartsdesignfaculty.com

  • March 7 – 4pm  -  Virtual concert – Puccini & Respighi  visit www.princetonsymphony.org

  • Through June 6 – Women Artists – Trenton Style  -  at Ellarslie Museum, the Trenton city Museum – www.ellarslie.org

  • March 29  -  2pm  -  Mercer County Library presents Family History  -  register at classreg@mcl.org

  • March 16  -  7pm  -  Irish in the Civil War  -  hopeprogs@mcl.org

  • Ellarslie Lectures – March 4. 18. 25  -  7pm  -  The Junior No 1 Stories -  a Zoom series  -  visit www.ellarslie.org

  • March 4  -  7pm  -  Role of Women in the American Civil War  -  hopeprogs@mcl.org

  • March 4  -  2:30pm  -  Women in the American Revolution  -  visit www.barracks.org

  • March 10 – 1pm  -  Jersey Birds Illustration Class  -  sponsored by Morven  -  visit www.morven.org

 

A wide and varied list of things to do.  Most from the comfort of your sofa!! 

Have a Great Week(end)

Thanx,

Ellie

ETHPS

Benjamin Temple House

  

                     ETHPS greatly appreciates the support of our Corporate Sponsors:

 

NJM Insurance Group

Ewing NJ
 www.njm.com

Investors Bank Foundation

Ewing NJ

https://www.myinvestorsbank.com/Community/Investors-Foundation

Roma Bank Community Foundation

Ewing NJ

https://www.romabankcommunityfoundation.org/

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      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, Ellie Calcagno.
   Free House Tours the first Sunday of Every Month from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.