The Newtown Square Historical Society invites you to enjoy refreshments and live music while learning about the Crossroads of Newtown when they open the Square Tavern on December 8th and December 15th from 1 to 4pm.
See the Tavern decorated in period holiday fashion and learn about the early history of Newtown Square from friendly guides.
The historic 1742 Square Tavern, located at the intersection of Goshen Road and Rt 252, was at the crossroads of Newtown Square history. During the American Revolution, the British Army was sourcing food and supplies in the area. General Anthony Wayne had been born and raised in the area, a mile or two up the road at Waynesborough, and knew the roads and the people. An American spy were stationed at the Lewis farm down the Goshen road and the notorious “Sandy Flash” was a frequent visitor to the tavern. At this crossroads, Benjamin West, who came was to become the court painter to King George III and ‘The Father of American Painting”, learned how to mix colors from the local Indians.
Admission is FREE.