The celebration will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2021 and return to the grounds of the historic 1742 Square Tavern.
Activities for the day will include:
The 1st Continental Regiment of Foot encampment showing life of the colonial soldiers during the Revolutionary War will be on the field at the Tavern. Additional features will include Lenni Lenape Native Americans, wool spinning, beekeeping, basket weaving as well as Quill and Ink artist Ed Kane. There will be live sheepshearing demonstrations along with colonial period children’s activities and colonial music performer/story teller Robert Mouland. Come watch local artists painting outdoors and offering demonstrations.
The Tavern will serve our famous Square Tavern Ham Sandwich with free ale. Outside we'll offer baked goods and Thomas Jefferson's recipe ice cream! Our new Square Tavern Art Center in the Upper Gallery of the Tavern, will feature local artists work for sale and a special exhibit of Newtown Square Art "Our Town".
In addition to the new Benjamin West Gallery, we have made significant additions to the interior as well as program offerings at the Tavern. The Paper Mill House Museum, Friends Meeting House, Octagonal School House, Bartram Covered Bridge, and the Railroad Museum will all be open with on-site guides and activities.
Admission will be free all activities and at any of the historic sites.