April 29, 1984 - October 22, 2001
In the fall of 2001, the Chemung Valley Living History Center was deeply saddened by the death of Ben Newton in a tragic car accident. Ben, his parents Tim and Pam, and sister Elley have done an amazing amount of work for all of the events at Newtown.
Ben was an avid Civil War re-enactor who passed his love of history on to all those he met. Ben's family wishes Historical Education to be Ben's memorial and have established a fund for such. The address for this fund can be provided upon request.
Ben was a cherished son, brother and friend, and he will be greatly missed. In his honor, the annual Civil War event is now known as The Ben Newton Memorial Civil War Weekend.
Ben's Monument, erected by Chemung Valley Living History at Newtown Battlefield State Park.