A Legacy of Historic Preservation
Take a step back in time to discover how Christmas was celebrated at The Parry Mansion. Learn about the history of the Christmas tree as you tour each room adorned with historical decor and cheer. Tours are guided by our knowledgeable docents who will provide a historical account of The Parry Mansion and the beginnings of New Hope.
December 4, 2022
4pm - 7pm at The Parry Mansion Museum
“Spirited” Tea, the highlight of the holiday celebrations, will feature New Hope’s own Bob Egan at the piano with music and sing-along holiday carols.
Between notes, guests can enjoy a variety of hors d’oeuvres, wine, beverages, chocolates and desserts. Savor the holiday cheer with a taste of the Historical Society’s legendary Holiday Tea, spiked with Holiday
”spirits” 🫖 Tickets $20
members are admitted free.
Members reserve (215) 258-8590
December 11 at 2pm
Nearly 900 soldiers encamped in New Hope, then named Coryell’s Ferry, for two weeks prior to George Washington’s legendary crossing of the Delaware River to the decisive Battle of Trenton on December 25, 1776. Two days later the troops returned to Coryell’s Ferry to prepare for their second crossing of the Delaware to wage the Battle of Assunpink Creek, or t he Second Battle of Trenton.
General Washington, himself, visited Coryell’s Ferry severaltimes to prepare his generals for the imminent battles. And two years later, the entire Continental Army—14,000 strong, with about 500 wives who followed their husbands into battle,marched along Old York Road and crossed the Delaware River at New Hope’s historic Ferry Landing as they marched to the important Battle of Monmouth.
On Sunday, December 11 at 2 pm, the New Hope Historical Society will inaugurate a new walking tour that will trace the footsteps of George Washington and his army through New Hope. Led by Historical Society past-president and current board member, Roy Ziegler, the new tour will offer a colorful picture of New Hope’s role as Coryell’s Ferry in the American Revolutionary War.
April 16, 2023
Daniel Adam Maltz is a world renowned fortepianist based in Vienna, Austria. For most, this concert will be a once in a lifetime experience celebrating Viennese classical music and culture.
Daniel made his Carnegie Hall debut at age 22 and is a sought-after soloist, chamber musician and clinician. He studied historical performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
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.
Since its founding in 1958, the New Hope Historical Society has made a significant progress preserving historical and cultural aspects of New Hope.
Efforts that began with the Parry Barn and the Parry Mansion Museum continue to go forward. The furnishings of the 8 rooms reflect 125 (1775-1900) years of decorative changes experienced by the Parry family. Each room represents a different time period during which the Parry’s occupied the mansion. It was the inspiration of Charles Lamar, noted decorative historian and Interior designer.
Since 1966, the New Hope Historical Society has maintained this splendid mansion house museum, the centerpiece of New Hope as a tribute to the American experience.
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!