The New Hope Historical Society was organized in 1958.
Its mission is to "inspire people to explore New Hope's past, understand its present, and envision a better future." In 1966 the Society located to the historic Parry Mansion, built and owned and built by Benjamin Parry (the "Father of New Hope") and later his descendants until the 1960's.
The Society's holdings include photographs, letters, family papers, minute books, organizational records, oral history recordings, and other documents relating to the people, properties, businesses, and organizations of New Hope. Prominent local families the Parrys and Coryells are well-represented in the collection.