February 21, 2015
The 22nd annual African American Heritage Day at will be held at the Historic Hope Foundation on February 21st. This celebration focuses on an understanding of the events and personalities of the past and how they have influenced current generations. This year the event will honor the African American sports hero, Jethro Pugh, who passed away on January 7, 2015. A Bertie County native, he was an all-star NFL defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys.
The event will be held from 11:30 to 2:30 PM in the Roanoke Chowan Heritage Center at Historic Hope Plantation.
It is free and open to the public.
April 24, 2015
Historic Hope Foundation will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a Gala Event on Friday, April 24th.
The event will recognize the Board members, officers and others that were instrumental during Hope’s first 5 years in saving the mansion and establishing the Foundation. The Gala Event will begin at 6:30 PM with cocktails followed by dinner and a short program.
Please check back for additional information.
June 26, 2015 – June 27, 2015
The 5th annual Family History and Genealogy Fair “The Diverse Origins of Families in Bertie County” will be held on June 26th and 27th at the Roanoke Chowan Heritage Center at Historic Hope Plantation. This year’s program will focus on the Bunch and Capehart families and will feature a tour of historic homes related to the Bunch family.
Please check back for additional information regarding this event.