Jarryd Pezzillo Christmas Glass Blowing Sale and LIVE Demonstration at the 1867 Sanctuary

Jarryd Pezzillo
Jarryd Pezzillo

Come celebrate the Christmas season by returning to the 1867 Sanctuary and enjoying new original blown glass creations! Jarryd Pezzillo, a local artist, returns to exhibit new works for Christmas and demonstrating LIVE his blown glass technique for ONE DAY ONLY, on Saturday, December 12th from 11:00-4:00, for very special Christmas decorations and unique gifts for your friends and family. Glass works will be displayed both outside (in front of the 1867 Sanctuary, weather permitting) and indoors (following appropriate Covid precautions – so please wear your mask).  A portion of Jarryd’s proceeds will be donated to help support the great work of the 1867 Sanctuary.

Bridgette and Scott Johnson: “Let’s Duet — No One Is Alone” (Webcast)


Bridgette and Scott Johnson returned to the 1867 Sanctuary with popular music of opera and Broadway to cheer and soothe our souls in these difficult pandemic times. Their concert, Let’s Duet: No One is Alone can be viewed here  on their concert page.

While the 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center is closed for public concerts during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are webcasting concerts recorded (safely) in the 1867 Sanctuary. Please donate using the link on their concert page. Your donations will help support the artists and will help preserve the 1867 Sanctuary as a beautiful space for music until we are able to open safely to the public for concerts and events.

Please consider your #GivingTuesday donation for
SOS: Sustain Our Sanctuary!


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Dear Friends,

SOS: Sustain Our Sanctuary! 

DONATE AT THIS LINK: 1867 Sanctuary SOS Campaign

COVID-19 Has Impacted Operations at 1867 Sanctuary Arts & Culture Center

The Sanctuary Needs to Build a Bridge to Reopening  with Your Help!

Many of you have already contributed generous donations that will help keep the historic 1867 Sanctuary afloat through this troubling pandemic by supporting the commitment to cultural growth that so importantly builds awareness and nourishes our spirits in the community!

We hope this campaign finds you are safe and well, and at relative peace in these very difficult times. We all look forward to gradually emerging from social distancing, to enjoy concerts, weddings, and other important life events, while assuring everyone’s health and safety.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused gathering places such as the 1867 Sanctuary Arts & Culture Center to close, thus completely terminating our two primary sources of revenue, ticket sales and rental fees Yet, despite cutting back on many expenses, our core (and most expensive) operating expenses remain: insurance and utilities cost an average of $2,000 per month. In winter, even low heat costs as much as $3,000 per month.

We are not eligible to receive current emergency government funds or foundation grants because we have no full time employees, and foundation funding does not assist with basic operating costs. We are seriously concerned that our available reserves will be exhausted long before we can begin to generate significant revenues.

Our only source of revenue right now is from generous, visionary people who don’t wish to see the 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center close permanently, and are willing and able to donate at any amount to help sustain it during this uncertain period.

Preservation New Jersey’s goal continues to be, as it has been, the preservation of this historic landmark building, one which has served the community as a gathering place for a century and a half, most recently as an active arts and culture center.

But right now, we need your help in achieving that goal, and would greatly appreciate a donation of any amount.

Thank you.

~ 1867 Sanctuary Committee of Preservation New Jersey 

Welcome to the 1867 Sanctuary

The Historic Haven for Arts and Culture

This beautiful and historic gathering place, known for its excellent acoustics, is now maintained by Preservation New Jersey, and serves the central New Jersey and Bucks County region as an impressive venue for concerts and entertainment – and, of course, weddings, memorial services, and other ecumenical and interfaith activities.

Wheelchair accessibleLocated at 101 Scotch Road in Ewing, NJ, it is easily reached from routes I-95, NJ 29, 31, and US 1 and 206. The 1867 Sanctuary is air conditioned and is wheelchair-accessible.

The mission of our concert series is to:

  • Provide a quality space for the best artists in the region to perform and record, and for audiences to enjoy them.
  • Provide a place for inexpensive, high quality entertainment for school and college students in the region.
  • Support our community of artists by compensating them fairly.
  • Generate funds needed to sustain the landmark building, and enhance its capacity to support a wider array of artistic and cultural events and activities serving the greater community.

We invite you to experience and enjoy diverse genres of music, accomplished and up-and-coming talent, simple theater and inspired art in a stunningly beautiful and acoustically magnificent hall.

Please call 609-392-6409 or write to us at 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org with any questions you may have about the use and continuing restoration of this landmark.