Historical Society publishes children’s book about New Hope

lets visit new hope free pressThe New Hope Historical Society will host a free book-signing event for Let’s Visit New Hope on Sunday, March 1 from 2 to 4 pm at the Parry Mansion. A reception will follow the book event, which is part of the annual Benjamin Parry Day celebration.

The New Hope Historical Society’s new book Let’s Visit New Hope is aimed at helping children learn about New Hope and Bucks County history and culture, while providing a comprehensive look at the variety of food and activities available, as well.

“Many books have been written about New Hope and Bucks County, but few can be found that help introduce children to the rich history, culture and entertainment that thrives there,” reads the society’s press material.

The reception includes complimentary ice cream treats for children, and wine and cheese will be available for adults. Let’s Visit New Hope will be on sale during the event for $12.95, and 100% of the book sale proceeds benefit the New Hope Historical Society. The Parry Mansion is located at 45 S. Main St. in New Hope.

About the Co-Authors and Illustrator:

Gayle Goodman has lived, worked and journeyed all over the world, and now resides in Solebury. She serves on the Board of Directors of the New Hope Historical Society and of Pearl S Buck International, and volunteers at the New Hope-Solebury Elementary School.

Roy Ziegler is author of two books about New Hope history: New Hope, Pennsylvania: River Town Passages traces the history of 50 New Hope buildings as far back as 300 years, and The Parrys of Philadelphia and New Hope chronicles four generations of the Parry Family. Ziegler isn’t limited to non-fiction — his Twilight of Separation is a coming of age novel set during the social turbulence of the 1960s.

Pat Achilles painted the illustrations of all the interesting and colorful places around New Hope for this book. More of Achilles’ book illustration can be seen at her website.

The New Hope Historical Society was organized in 1958. Its mission is to “inspire people to explore New Hope’s past, understand its present, and envision a better future.” In 1966, the Society located to the historic Parry Mansion, built and owned by Benjamin Parry (the “Father of New Hope”) and later his descendants until the 1960s.

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