A Legacy of Historic Preservation
This special event focuses on the life and times of soldiers and civilians during the Civil War. It’s an event full of activities for the whole family.Highlights include: demonstrations in camp cooking, sewing, and other in-camp chores, military maneuvers, and a special “children’s muster,” where children can learn to drill and march like Civil War Soldiers.
This event begins at 10am - 4pm with a special candlelight walk through camp at 7pm.
The Parry Mansion Museum
45 S Main Street
New Hope, PA
11am - 12:30pm
The Parry Mansion Museum
Join Master Falconer, Gregory Wojtera for an unforgettable, interactive experience meeting and learning about birds of prey and the fascinating history and significance of falconry. Tickets $10 per person.
Free for NHHS Members, please RSVP 215-258-8590
French native Gregory Wojtera is a Master Falconer who has worked with almost 55 raptors in the past 13 years. He trains and flies hawks, falcons and owls for a variety of purposes, including hunting, falconry abatement (bird control) and education. He created Masters of the Skies in 2014 to educate the general public about birds of prey and falconry, and he has been working as a full-time falconer and educator since 2016. Gregory is also licensed at the state and federal levels to conduct public falconry classes. Today's program will introduce the public to falconry, its history and its significance in the past and present. It will also touch on the biology and natural history of our native raptor species. Participants will be introduced to two of Pennsylvania’s native birds of prey (a red-tailed hawk and a red-shouldered hawk) as well as a Harris’s hawk, which is native to the Southwestern U.S. Additional time will be allotted for a Q&A session and a photo opportunity with the birds.
Benjamin Parry is known as the “Father of New Hope”. When he named his flour mill, New Hope Flour Mill, the name, New Hope, later replaced the town’s former name, Coryell’s Ferry in 1837. Parry was a community leader in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries, spurring commerce and industry in New Hope for nearly half a century. $7 per person.
Discover our fascinating history with a Walking Tour of downtown New Hope!
Take our expertly guided walking tour to see the places and hear the tales that make New Hope such a fascinating place. The tour is approximately one mile long and lasts about one hour. Tours meet at The Parry Mansion Museum. $10 per person.
The New Hope Historical Society has over 500 members from the area and a Board comprised of local business executives and luminaries who care about New Hope's rich history. Membership is less than a night out on the town and the rewards are year long! Please join us!