The Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society



September 24, 2020


ETHPS Members & Friends –


I hope all are coping well with these changing times!!  It seems as we enter into each new season, there comes another wave of uncertainty, and what is permissible and what is not!!  Even though we are still closed to the public, we have had quite a bit going on here at the Benjamin Temple House!  We have been having our Board Meetings via Zoom, and we are still preparing a full fall calendar. 


We were able to hold our Annual Members’ Picnic on the Drake Farm Park Meadow, with individual meals and proper social distancing – it was wonderful to see each other, and I know we were all smiling under those masks!!  I have attached just a few pix of the event – we all enjoyed, and just had to talk a little bit louder to be heard by all!! 

We also held our Annual Fall Flea Market as a different type of sale – by promoting a Neighborhood Yard Sale, we were able to put some de-accessioned pieces, as well as donations for the sale, up on the top of the property and host our sale, along with some neighbors!! Thank you to all who donated, set-up, sold and cleaned up for the day!! 


The grounds are looking great, we are having a meeting of our Scarecrow Committee as I type as we get set for the Annual Ewing township Scarecrow Contest!  Stay Tuned for more details!!!


Despite irregular school schedules, I am pleased to announce that we do have an intern for the semester!! Kyle is working on a socio-economic history project for the township – again, stay tuned for more information.  This semester, it will be a remotely researched project, but he is borrowing quite a bit of materials from our library and archives for his project!!! 


And, we are also still hosting programs!!   Next will be our past intern, Jordan, who will be presenting his research and work on “Trenton’s Urban Renewal and the Struggle for Community” on Sunday, October 11 – 2:00pm via Zoom!!!  This project will encompass Trenton and it surrounding communities – Ewing included!!  We are excited to hear what Jordan has worked so hard on, and pleased that he will be presenting it via our medium!!  You will be receiving registration information for this program next week!! 

So much still going on – there’s always New History to Preserve, and we are so pleased to have you as a part of that!! 


Stay Safe!!  Enjoy the Fall and hope to “see” you at our October 11th  program!! 


Thank you,



Ewing Museum at the Benjamin Temple House


                     ETHPS greatly appreciates the support of our Corporate Sponsors:


NJM Insurance Group

Ewing NJ

Investors Bank Foundation

Ewing NJ

Roma Bank Community Foundation

Ewing NJ


      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.