Town of Hope Historian


View exhibits on Hope history at the Hope Town Hall, the County Courthouse, the Hope Diner and the Alpine Inn.


Check out three new publications by the Hope Town Historian in honor of our Bicentennial.


Support our Bicentennial events, exhibits, tours and publications with a donation to the Bicentennial fund.


Hope Turns 200

The Town of Hope, a community of some 400 souls located in New York's storied Adirondack Park, was founded on April 15, 1818. Join us in 2018 for events, tours, exhibits and more as we celebrate our Bicentennial. Click the button below for a printable version of our Bicentennial Guide including all relevant dates, or scroll down to sign up to receive email alerts throughout the year. 


Bicentennial Calendar



Celebrate Hope history at our Birthday Bash, Film Screening and a Bicentennial edition of the Hope Town Picnic.


Join us on guided tours of historic landscapes at Hope Falls, Hope Falls Cemetery, and Bennett Lake.


Enter your best photograph of Hope to win a hand-framed, historic photo of the Hope Falls dam.