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New Hope Historical Society to mark 65th anniversary with Sunset Cocktail Reception Fundraiser


The New Hope Historical Society will celebrate its 65th anniversary with a Sunset Cocktail Reception to be hosted by River House at Odette’s.

It will be the society’s major annual fundraiser to support its preservation, conservation and educational activities.

As part of the evening’s festivities, to be presented from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 21, the Historical Society will honor long time Historical Society members and supporters Bridget Wingert and Roy Ziegler.

Wingert has been a member of the society for decades and served on its board of directors. As chair of the media relations committee, she inspired the name of the Historical society’s revised newsletter, “History in the Making.” She was editor of the New Hope Gazette and founding editor and owner of the award-winning Bucks County Herald. She is president of the recently established Bucks County Herald Foundation.

Ziegler has served on the board of directors for the past 21 years, and as president for two terms. He has written the Society’s walking tours and produced the video series, “Did You Know?” that provides a dozen on-site discussions of historic properties and events in New Hope’s history. He is co-producer of the video documentary, “The New Hope-Lambertville Bridge—Connecting Two Towns, Spanning Two Centuries, 1814-2014.”

Ziegler is the author of three books on early American history, four suspense novels and co-author of a children’s book.

Due to the generosity of River House at Odette’s the entire proceeds from the Historical Society’s Sunset Cocktail Reception Fundraiser will support the New Hope Historical Society’s mission to maintain, preserve, and interpret the diverse historical influence of New Hope. Spend an evening with friends and neighbors celebrating New Hope’s history and enjoying tasty passed and stationed hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and live music.

For tickets and sponsor opportunities contact the Historical Society at