News

Helping Hands

It’s that time of year again – the days are getting longer, and the ground is thawing, meaning it is time for hibernating amphibians to wake up from their slumber and begin migrating to their breeding sites. On warm, rainy evenings in early spring, a mass migration of frogs, toads, and salamanders can be observed […]

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Contribute to Science Around the World

Late February marked the launch of Heritage Conservancy’s new Community Science project! A virtual kickoff meeting was held over Zoom, where 24 interested individuals listened to a presentation by staff members discussing the future of the group and why this work is so important. What is the best part? Anyone can be a Community Scientist! […]

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Nature’s Benefits On Children

In February, Heritage Conservancy staff guided groups of second, fourth, and fifth grade students from Keystone Elementary School into our Croydon Woods Nature Preserve for a mindfulness walk as a part of our Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Program. Students learned that mindfulness can help one be present in the moment and calm our busy […]

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Teaching The Next Generation

Have you ever wondered how your daily actions impact the water someone else is drinking or the habitat of animals in a different part of the world? Heritage Conservancy is working to help a group of fourth graders to connect those pieces. Our recently launched pilot Cross-Watershed Collaboration Program aims to connect students in different […]

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Historical Bucks County Woman-Owned Property & Enterprise: Newtown’s Margaret Gale Thornton, Part 2

During this week’s feature for Women’s History Month, we present another look at Margaret Gale Thornton and her accomplishments as one of Bucks County’s first female entrepreneurs. Like other businesspersons of her time, Margaret Thornton utilized the resources available to her to achieve her goals, including an affiliation with the practices of the Quaker tradition. […]

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Historical Bucks County Woman-Owned Property & Enterprise: Newtown’s Margaret Gale Thornton, Part 1

The Beginnings of Margaret’s entrepreneurial journey: Margaret Gale Thornton is a Bucks County historical figure of Newtown, Pennsylvania, and former proprietor of the Half-Moon Inn. Her chronological biography has been documented among Bucks County historians for decades, yet little perspective has been given to her accomplishments as a businesswoman during the patriarchal society of the […]

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Rediscovering the Mount Moriah Community, Part Two: How the Church Served as Both a Spiritual and Social Center

The community of Mount Moriah grew around its church, the center of social and spiritual life and the site of many christenings, weddings, funerals and burials that marked the milestones of parishioners’ lives. It began as an African Methodist Episcopal (AME) congregation meeting in a local home, with 33 members in 1818 and 50 in […]

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Christmas at Aldie

There is no better way to wrap up the year than by welcoming friends back to Aldie Mansion! On December 5th, at limited capacity, our fully vaccinated guests gathered at Heritage Conservancy’s Aldie Mansion for our annual Christmas at Aldie fundraiser gala. Built in 1927, historic Aldie made the perfect backdrop to emphasize our mission […]

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Events

    1. Concerts in the Garden – August

      August 23 @ 6:30 pm
    2. Kayak Trip to Hendrick Island

      September 11 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    3. River Days Cleanup at Bristol Marsh Nature Preserve

      September 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    4. Tree Planting at Bellwood Preserve

      October 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    5. Tree Planting at Hart’s Woods Preserve

      October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm