is my home town and I am visiting before I head off to the rug hooking events in the central part of the state. It was founded in the late 1600’s by William Penn and is full of history. I thought it was beautiful when I was growing up, but visiting as an adult, I feel lucky to have called Newtown home. Walking around town with camera in hand, I took a few pictures to share. This lovely row of buildings is on Court Street, one of the oldest parts of town.
Newtown’s most famous resident was Edward Hicks, who painted the charming “Peaceable Kingdom” paintings. He was a Quaker and his main trade was painting signs and furniture. His contemporaries thought very little of those now famous paintings – they were frivolous and unnecessary!
Newtown’s main street, State Street, except for businesses that come and go, is the same as it was many years ago. Standing there in the warm Fall sun, I squinted my eyes and saw a man striding along the sidewalk. A little girl with blonde braids was skipping along beside him, chattering and trying to keep up……. It was indeed a wonderful place to grow up…..