LGBT Community

History Exhibit

New Hope, PA 18938


In The News

Pop-UP Exhibit

How the exhibit and the website come to life...

The goal of our Pop-Up LGBTA Community History Exhibit is multi-faceted: Share what we have already gathered, engage the community and its visitors, open a conversation to gain interest in folks sharing their stories and personal images from the past and present. Here are a few of the collections we will feature Change Makers and Local legends, Political Campaigns, Remember Me, Our Ally’s, Artists & Musicians and of course Hangout’s – New Hope’s favorite places past and present that have shaped our community. We invite everyone to stop by and visit our Exhibit located at 34 South Main St. New Hope, Pa. We will be here until October 30th 2016. This exhibit is for all to share in the spirit of unity and equality.


"Our vision for the space is to create a physical representation of how we see our online digital archive taking shape, to engage people, start conversations and share what our remarkable community has to share."
said Gordon Pulaski, Creative Director for NHC.


Many folks may not remember but it was only 10-15 years ago when it was taboo to take photos at gay establishments for fear of outing someone. We’ve come a long way in such a short time. Now with everyone grasping their mobile smart phone it seems that we are losing that personal social interaction that we once cherished so dearly.


Well if you can’t beat um join um! Retro-Scope is planning a complete responsive re-design of our current site so everyone can view and upload their photos, stories, events and more - posting right from the palms of their hands. And to think that not too long ago Polaroid was the wave of the future, and you had to wait a few minutes to see your photos (pics) revealed, then send it in the mail to share it with your friends and family. Many of our younger gen pop may not realize how times have changed in such a short period of time.



NHC’s Pop Up Exhibit features a look at New Hope’s rich LGBTA history. It’s a community based project which will rely on individual contributions of both content and funds. And while Retro-Scope is still in its infancy it shows amazing promise.












Form August 1st  - October 30th located at 34 South Main Street, in downtown New Hope, Pa.

Exhibit Hours:

Monday & Tuesday - By Appointment

Wednesday - By Appointment

Thursday - 1:00 - 7:00

Friday & Saturday -1:00 - 7:00

Sunday - 1:00 - 6:00


Call for an appointment - leave message we will get back to you.

At The Library

Snapshots sideshow from our digital archives

This collection of photos, articles and Items features 395 images currently in the RS archive. We are updating the user interface so you will be able to navigate the site with ease.

Connie Hillman - Stands with our newest installation now located at the New Hope & Solbury Public Library, This public Kiosk gives everyone access to Retro-Scope.

New Hope Celebrates LGBT History Month

October 1st - 31st

Join Retro-Scope as we celebrate our local legends and their untold stories and salute our national
LGBT community members.

LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT
Icon is featured with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable
images and other resources.


Equality Forum is a national and international LGBT civil rights organization with an educational focus. Equality Forum coordinates

LGBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes
high-impact initiatives and presents the largest annual national
and international LGBT civil rights summit.

New Hope Celebrates History is a web-based archive dedicated to the preservation, celebration, and sharing of New Hope, Pa’s LGBTA community history past and present. It is a product of New Hope Celebrates, funded by grants, public and private contributions. NHC is a non profit organization.