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Welcome to the Newtown Square Historical Society. Founded in 1981 by civic minded residents, the society continues its mission to preserve the rich history of Newtown Township. We offer multiple programs to reach out to our community, volunteer opportunities for residents of all ages and events throughout the year at our many historic locations.  Please browse our website and vast pictorial history of our town and consider becoming a member. 

The Paper Mill House History Center and Museum will be open on Saturday from 12 to 4:00pm.  Tour guides will be available on site. 

Memorial Day   Honoring Our Veterans

On Memorial Day we remember and honor the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday originated in the years following the Civil War and was initially known as Decoration Day. It was officially declared a federal holiday in 1971 to recognize the sacrifices of those who have died in wars and military conflicts. Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May and is often marked by parades, memorial services, and the decoration of graves with American flags. 

In 2017, the theme for Historic Newtown Square Day was “Honoring our Veterans”.  In our program book that year, we wrote about the service and sacrifice of those from the Newtown community who served in the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, WWI and WWII, and Vietnam.    

Through the wonders of modern technology, we have been able to republish our annual program books in a new format, the “Flipbook”, so that those stories live on.  Scan this QR Code or click on this link to read those stories, and please feel free to share these links with your family and friends.

 2017 22nd Historic Newton Square Day Honoring Our Veterans (

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Saturday June 8