A Legacy of Historic Preservation
Saturday, July 9th, 10am - 4pm
With a special Candlelight Walk through camp at 7pm.
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.
The Parry Mansion Museum
45 S Main Street
New Hope, PA
EightCoats, SevenShirts, Fifteen Fathom Wampum:
Early Colonial Settlement and the First Deeds
Saturday, July 16th, 2pm - 6pm *Free Admission
Explore the interconnected relationships between the Dutch, Swedes, English and Algonkian peoples in their respective regions/colonies. Track the adaptation of Native American life to European settlement and trade goods, including the importance and use of wampum through this critical period along the Atlantic and mid-Atlantic regions (south western CT to MD). Understand the magnitude of the earliest American culture clashes through customs of war, adoption, captivity, alliance, friendships and marriages between Natives, Europeans and Africans. Contrast the discrepancies in the concepts of land ownership and usage. Discuss the overshadowed early colonial conflicts: the Peach War, Keift’s War, King Phillip’s War and King William’s War.
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!