The Newtown Historical Society was founded this year with its primary focus being the saving of St. Saviour’s Church and the teaching of neighborhood history throughout areas that were part of Newtown Township prior to Queens County’s incorporation into New York City in 1898. Newtown Township was comprised of land bordered by Newtown Creek to the west, the Flushing River to the east, Long Island Sound to the north and the Jamaica and Brooklyn borders to the south. Exhibits and walking tours are being planned for upcoming months.

A provisional charter was granted by the State of New York Board of Regents this past May, and a bank account has been set up to accept donations.

You may become a member of the Newtown Historical Society by sending a $25 donation to:

Newtown Historical Society
c/o Juniper Park Civic Association
P.O. Box 790275
Middle Village, NY 11379

The Newtown Historical Society is a 100% volunteer tax-exempt 501(c)3 corporation and all donations are tax deductible.

The president of the society is Christina Wilkinson and the vice president is Christabel Gough.

For more information about the society, please call (718) 651-5865 or write to

You may also donate via credit card by clicking on “donate” below or visiting We hope to get our own website up and running before the end of the year.