New Hope Historical Society Garden Tour in the works

Plans for the 23rd annual New Hope Historical Society (NHHS) Garden Tour are well underway. The rain-or-shine event will take place from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, June 4th, and focuses on the incredible beauty of local gardens and the considerable skill and imagination of their owners, says NHHS garden tour committee co-chair Mary Ellen Mason.

The event will begin with a docent-led tour of New Hope’s historic Parry Mansion, then moves on to six local private gardens, featuring a diverse array of plantings and imaginative landscapes.

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Jillian Roberts awarded scholarship from New Hope Historical Society

On May 28th, New Hope-Solebury senior, Jillian Roberts, received the 2015 Francis Curley Scholarship from the New Hope Historical Society. On hand to present the award were NHHS president, Dee Dee Bowman, and NHHS Scholarship Committee member, Edwin Hild.

“Jillian Roberts was selected to receive this year’s award on the basis of both her scholastic and community achievements. In addition, her selection is one that we believe Francis Curley would have agreed with,” said Dee Dee.

NHHS established the Francis Curley Memorial Scholarship in 2003 to be awarded to a civic-minded New Hope-Solebury High School senior who has displayed excellence in social studies and who is going on to a post-secondary formal education in the field of Social Sciences.

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