The Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society

NEWSLETTER  BY

ELLIE CALCAGNO, SITE MANAGER

July 29, 2020

ETHPS MEMBERS AND FRIENDS,

     All is well at the Benjamin Temple House!  Despite these fluid times, we are actually getting work done!  Take a walk through the Drake Farm Park, and you will see some new trees, as well as beautiful new front plantings!!  While it is still a work in progress, the work that has progressed thus far is Wonderful!!!  Thank you to our Garden Committee and other dedicated volunteers for helping the House looks its best!! 

     We are also working inside to make sure that when the day comes that we are able to host you, we will have some spectacular Ewing history to show-off!!  From displays to archives, donations to just plain organization, the House is looking good in its 270th year! 

 

     Speaking of “Gatherings”, we are postponing our Members Picnic – (too hot in august anyway!!) Now it will be September 20 at 4:00 pm at the Temple House meadow.  It will be a Bring Your Own Food (unless we have enough of an interest in Ordering Out some individual meals?),  and we will have an RSVP for “Socially distancing” each families’ tables!  Stay tuned for additional details! 

 

     Another event that needed some Viral Changing:  Our Annual Flea Market in September!  There will not be a traditional Flea Market (no vendors or large crowds of shoppers), but we will have a Yard Sale (no donations being accepted for this sale). We are inviting all neighbors to join in having a Yard Sale at the same time!!   It will be September 12th from 8am-1pm.  So we will be advertising our tables that will have items for sale, and encouraging our neighbors to clean out those garages and attics, and over-crowded closets and basements to host your sale “alongside” ours!! 

 

     Hard to believe, but it is time for our Fall Flower Sale!!   I have attached a flyer for our Annual Mum Sale. These gorgeous plants will be available for pick-up during our Yard Sale. So send those orders back to ensure your choice of color.

 

     Finally,  You will be excited to hear about our October Zoom Program!!!  “ Trenton ’s Urban Renewal and the Struggle for Community” will be presented by one of our past interns, now a Princeton graduate!!  Details to follow shortly!!!!  I hope you’re as excited as I am!! 

 

     Check out our website for other happenings!!  www.ethps.org  

 

     So, despite Covid and its intrusion into our lives, we are keeping busy and keeping our members engaged in Keeping Ewing History Alive!! 

Stay Cool!

Stay Safe!!

Thanx,

Ellie

ETHPS

BTH

            

                     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/

AREA EVENTS ~

      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 

                                                 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.