Historical Society to celebrate 180th Anniversary of New Hope

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Date(s) - 10/22/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Parry Mansion


In celebration of the 180th anniversary of the incorporation of New Hope as a borough, the New
Hope Historical Society will join with Visit Bucks County, Pierre’s Chocolates and the Wedgwood Inn to present an afternoon of education and fun in New Hope on Sunday, October 22.

Beginning at 1 pm the Historical Society’s popular docents will guide visitors through the Parry
Mansion, 45 South Main Street, the home of Benjamin Parry, the “Father of New Hope.” Ten
rooms decorated to reflect five periods of history will be included on the tour.

Award-winning chocolatier, Pierre Chocolates, featuring Thomas Block and Justin Zaslow, will be
on hand to present the premier of the first in their new line of chocolates that feature images of
some of New Hope’s most prominent buildings. Chocolates featuring the likeness of Benjamin
Parry will be available to sample, and will be on sale all afternoon.
A collection of New Hope maps from 1798 to 1976 will be displayed

At 4:15 pm a Photo Walk Contest and Tour of Historic New Hope will be led by Historical Society
board member, past president and author, Roy Ziegler and Alexa Johnson from Visit Bucks
County. See (http//www.visitnewhope.com/parking.html)Invite your friends and RSVP to
VisitFacebookevent(https//www.facebook.com/events/131313917513533/) Winners will be
selected in the following categories: Landscape/Sunset, People, Architecture, Animals, and the
photo that “Screams Bucks County.” Winners will receive a FujiFilm Instax Mini 8 camera and
one roll of film. The tour will begin at Union Square. The first 100 people to arrive will receive a
free Bucks County water bottle. Twenty-five of New Hope’s most historic sites and structures will
be featured. The tour will end at the Wedgwood Inn where innkeepers, Carl and Nadine Glassman
will relate several ghost stories and show guests some of the secrets of the fabled inn.

Free & open to the public!

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Charlie Sahner

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