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Hope Plantation

Membership Application and Contributions Form

Historic Hope Plantation, an integral part of the heritage of the Roanoke-Chowan region, portrays the world of Governor David Stone (1770-1818) and the agrarian life of eastern North Carolina (1750-1850), through the interpretation and use of :

   The Hope Mansion c. 1803
   The King-Bazemore House, 1763
   Roanoke-Chowan Heritage Center, 1991

Benefits of membership:
  · Free admission to guided tours at Hope Plantation
  · Free admission to Harvest Day at Hope Plantation
  · Invitation to the Hope Ball
  · Invitation to Springtime on the Plantation
  · Invitation to the Musicale at Hope Mansion
  · Notice of events in the Roanoke-Chowan Heritage Center
  · Notice of annual meeting of Historic Hope Foundation, Inc.
  · 10 percent discount on merchandise in the Museum Shop

                     Special Contributions

Historic Hope Foundation, Inc., has a number of ongoing projects which need your support. If you care to donate to a special project, please see the listing below.

Historic Hope Foundation, Inc., Annual Membership Form


Historic Hope Foundation, Inc. Annual Membership Form



City/State/Zip ________________________________________

E-mail Address ________________________________________

Single = $15.00
Double = $25.00
Corporate = $50.00
Contributing = $100.00
Patron = $500.00
Benefactor = $1,000.00


                       Special Contributions

Friends of Hope Endowment

Established in 1981 by the Friends of Hope Committee, proceeds from this fund are used for staff salaries.

Margaret Long Tyler Endowment

Established in 1991 through a bequest by the late Mrs. Tyler, a matching gift from her family and contributions in her memory, proceeds from this fund are used for the completion and conservation of the reconstituted private library of Governor David Stone in the Roanoke-Chowan Heritage Center.

John E. Tyler, II, Endowment

Established in 1993 in honor of Mr. Tyler, proceeds from this fund are used for operating expenses at Historic Hope Plantation.

Hope Forest

A Capital Campaign Fund has been established by the Board of Directors to complete purchase of the 28 acres adjacent to the Hope Mansion and to provide funds for development of that property as an 18th century natural woodland.


Contributions are used to obtain the most representative pieces of regional craftsmanship to add to the outstanding Hope Collections and to provide for continuing conservation practices for the collections.

Education Programs

Funds are needed for continued development of programs in collaboration with Bertie County schools and other educational systems to increase student awareness of the rich history of the Roanoke-Chowan region. The Harry Lewis Thompson Classroom is designed to incorporate the resources of Hope Plantation in this project.

Historic Hope Research Library

Enhancement of the Foundation's mission of education requires a research library relating to Governor Stone, Hope Plantation and all phases of the history of the Roanoke-Chowan region. Funds are needed for appropriate volumes.

The Gray Farm Barn Restoration

This early 19th century barn from Suffolk, Virginia, is awaiting reassembly and restoration. The structure, dismantled by volunteers from Colonial Williamsburg, Inc., is believed to be the last typical "earth-fast" barn extant in this area of the southeast.

Landscaping and Gardens

Funds are needed for ongoing research and for plantings to support the continued development of the grounds and gardens at Historic Hope Plantation.


My Gift is:
In memory of:

In honor of:

Please send notice of gift to:


City/State/Zip __________________________________



City/State/Zip __________________________________

Please designate one of the above. If no designation is desired, the memorial gift will be used as needed.

For additional information, please write:

Curator of Collections
Historic Hope Foundation, Inc.
132 Hope House Road
Windsor, NC 27983

Phone: 252-794-3140          E-mail
Fax: 252-794-5583

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