New Hope Celebrates History Presents

inside + OUT is a special exhibit and tribute to New Hope opening on National Coming Out Day, Friday, October 11th


In September of 2016, we launched an “LGBTQ+ History Exhibit” at what is now the Ferry Market, thanks to a generous donation from the Bridge Street Foundation and Playhouse Inn Properties. Several new exhibits now on tour.

LGBTQ+ History Join us for a journey through the decades of gay pride.

New Hope Celebrates History is proud of our continued commitment to our online archive highlighting the LGBTQ+ and allied experience in New Hope, Bucks County, Pa.

Take a journey through the decades of pride with a colorful glimpse of gay history featuring biographies, stories, images, and artifacts.

Featuring the stories of local individuals who have made contributions to our LGBTQ+ community.

Out in New Hope, October exhibit & events will be taking it to the streets, opening doors to New Hope’s colorful past.

Join us this fall for all the awesome events that New Hope, Bucks County, PA. and Lambertville, NJ have to offer.

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Browse our History Archive and discover some really cool stuff. NHC History Archive

How does New Hope Celebrates History? First, we created an online LGBTQ+ History Archive, called New Hope Celebrates History Archive, which was launched in 2013 as Retro-Scope. Since then we have continued to improve, update, and add new content to the website.

The online archive is a repository of change makers, photos, stories, videos, and interviews of those that have shaped our community. It is the cornerstone of our New Hope History Project and will continue to grow with educational programs, exhibits, and publications.

The New Hope Celebrates History is a place where anyone can discover the riches of what we’ve had: the dazzling parties, fantastic performers, beloved places and unforgettable friends, to feel proud of those that came before us so fired-up to make business or to make change, and the people that paved the way for the strong community we enjoy today.

Secondly, we created portable touring panels showcasing a portion of the online archives and hosted several live exhibits during our annual PrideFest.

In July of 2016, we were granted a space at the New Hope Public Library to showcase our New Hope Celebrates History Archive via an iPad kiosk, which serves as a portal to the Archive in which visitors are invited to access freely.

Program Director, Daniel Brooks, and Exhibit Curator, Gordon Pulaski, led the team in the design, execution, and management of the exhibit. Visitors were greeted with artifacts, photos, timeline, and personal stories from New Hope’s LGBTA community past to present. We hosted guest speakers, a book signing, podcasts, political leaders, and private tours. The three-month pop-up exhibit was a huge success welcoming approximately 4,000 visitors during its short run.

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