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New Hope Historical Society’s speaker series features Kathryn Finegan Clark


The New Hope Historical Society has announced the lineup for its 21st Annual Speaker Series that will be presented every Monday in April beginning on April 3 at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the Logan Inn in New Hope. This year’s topics include the Revolutionary War, Orphan Trains, Art & Collectables and Bucks County-Past and Present.

William L. (Larry) Kidder will open the series on April 3. Kidder taught for 32 years at the Hun School of Princeton. Larry will discuss his acclaimed book, “Ten Crucial Days” that portrays the struggles and successes of Washington’s army from the Battle of Trenton to the Battle of Princeton.

On April 10, author, film producer, publisher and literary agent, Michael Keene will attend, via Zoom, to discuss his most recent work about the plight of homeless Irish immigrant orphans in New York City. He is the author of eight books including his recently published, “New York City’s Hart Island: A Cemetery of Strangers”.

Jay Eisenberg, collector, dealer, and artist, will visit on April 17 for a lively discussion and presentation of his eclectic collection of items now ranging from political buttons to automobiles.

The Speaker Series concludes on April 24 with a discussion by Kathryn Finegan Clark about her popular book, “Bucks County Pennsylvania,” that explores remnants of the county’s history through 191 images and story essays. Clark, who lives in Durham, is a prize-winning journalist. She writes a regular column — entitled “By The Way” — and freelances for the Herald.

Each presentation will be followed by a reception for the speakers. Admission is free for members of the New Hope Historical Society. There is a $15 admission fee for non-members. Reserve tickets at

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