The Past is Here!
Here's your chance to share your story
New Hope Celebrates History would like you to contribute your personal experiences and share memories, stories, photos, memorabilia, and more. We will add your submissions to the official NHC History Archive and feature them across our social media channels. We are recording and archiving New Hope’s “GAY” history to share and preserve it for future generations to learn and enjoy.
Raven Pool Polaroids
by Michael Gardner
The Raven Resort in New Hope Pennsylvania was a gathering for many hot summer days sipping cocktails by the pool. Sometime between 2008-2009 Michael Gardner a.k.a. Miss Pumpkin started a campy little game, using a polaroid camera he captured visitors at the Cabana Bar, they were pined to a cork board for all to see.
Our Community Biographies
Our Biography Collection highlights individuals, both living and those that have passed. We celebrate all the fantastic people who have shaped the unique communities of New Hope, Bucks County PA, and Lambertville NJ.
These personal stories of friends, family, and events will be forever remembered, and hold a special place in the LGBTQ+ history collective. Please complete the Biography pre-interview form and we will get back to you to schedule an interview.
What does this History Archive contain?
The NHC History archive contains hundreds of digitized images – collections of personal artifacts, papers, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and organizational records. These collections include unpublished material such as letters, diaries,and scrapbooks documenting the lives of New Hope’s LGBTQ+ population, community leaders, and local gay legends. You will also discover references to many community organizations, businesses, and political campaigns. QUESTIONS? Visit our FAQ page >