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WELCOME TO THE NEWTOWN SQUARE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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.


April 17

THE PROSECUTION OF JOHN DUPONT, AMERICA’S WEALTHIEST MURDERER


Hear attorneys Dennis C. McAndrews and Joseph McGettigan speak on the murder prosecution of John DuPont. John DuPont, heir to a DuPont fortune, owned an 800-acre estate in Newtown Square, and financed Team Foxcatcher, which offered training facilities for potential Olympic wrestlers on the property. Several wrestlers, including Olympic champion Dave Schultz, lived in houses on the property. On Friday, January 26, 1996, DuPont confronted Shultz in the driveway of his home, and shot and killed him in front of his wife. After a weekend standoff at his estate, DuPont was taken into custody. He was charged with murder. Dennis McAndrews and Joseph McGettigan were assigned to prosecute DuPont, one of the wealthiest men in America. The concern with a wealthy defendant is that they can buy the finest justice that their money can provide them: attorneys, experts, publicity and spin. Dennis and Joe will present an insider’s look at the proceedings leading up to the 1996-97 murder trial of DuPont.

Newtown Township Building, 209 Bishop Hollow Rd, Newtown Square, PA 19073 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments are served.