The Newtown Historic Association Again Challenges Community to Virtual Pub Quiz | Newtown News of Interest |

Looking for something to do on a late winter Sunday afternoon?


The Newtown Historic Association has announced plans for its second Virtual Pub Quiz to be held via Zoom on Sunday, March 7 from 3 to 5 p.m.


A Pub Quiz seemed like a natural for the NHA, which is headquartered inside the Court Inn (Half Moon Inn), an historic 1700s tavern dating back to the days when Newtown was the county seat and where folks would gather to catch up on the latest news and gossip and to conduct County and town business off hours.


The Newtown [Pub Quiz] will take place entirely on line due to the pandemic with contestants answering questions via an email link. The first to reply correctly wins points with the team at the end of the contest with the most points winning the quiz.


Registration is easy. Just visit the NHA website at and fill in your name, address and number of entries requested. Entries are due by March 5 at 11:59 p.m.

The quiz is open to teams of one to five players. And the cost to compete is $10 per person, which benefits the NHA and its work to preserve the history of Newtown.


In preparation for the quiz, participants may want to brush up on their knowledge of Newtown by visiting The website offers a wealth of information about the history of the community, which was given its name by William Penn who called the area his “New Town.”


The quiz will include four rounds with contestants answering questions about the history of Newtown, general knowledge and major U.S. cities. They will also be asked to identify photographs taken in and around Newtown.


The Pub Quiz promises to be a fun way to learn about Newtown’s interesting past while supporting the nonprofit Newtown Historic Association, which, like many nonprofits, has struggled to make ends meet during the pandemic.


In addition to supporting a Newtown institution, winners will take home valuable prizes and gift cards donated by the Newtown business community.


“It’s a fun thing to do,” said NHA volunteer Kenya Crawford. “Have some pub drinks ready and some snacks. You’re going to learn about local history and have a great afternoon.”