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Volunteer Opportunities


The Newtown Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Newtown's history through programs, events, and the maintenance of the Matthew Curtiss House Museum and Little Red Schoolhouse.

We currently need volunteers for the following positions: Docents, History Camp Publicist, and House & Garden Tour Docent Coordinator

If interested or you just want more information, please contact Barbara Wilson at bkwilsonhistory@yahoo.com or call 203-952-5516.

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“The Merritt Parkway: History & Future of a National Treasure”, by West Haynes


January 6, 2019
2:00 PM
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main Street, Newtown

West Haynes will tell the story of the origin, construction and impact of this unusual road over time, the challenges it has faced, and what needs to be done to ensure its future. Governor Wilber Cross began the creation of the Merritt in 1934. Named after U.S. Representative Schuyler Merritt, the 37 mile road was finished in 1940. It is known for its 69 attractive concrete bridges, designed by George Dunkelberger, and the woodlands that surround the Parkway.

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February 2019

No February Program due to Winter Break


A Nation of Immigrants


March 10th, 2019
2:00 PM
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main Street, Newtown

While we have become used to controversies surrounding immigration in recent years, these feelings are nothing new. The United States has often been called a “nation of immigrants,” but our history is more complicated than that. The nation has had a love-hate relationship throughout its history and in this lecture Kevin Jennings will provide some historical context for today’s debates over immigration, tracing how American attitudes and policies towards immigrants have fluctuated since even before the founding of the United States.

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