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Hope’s Heritage Day

March 24

On March 24, 1910, the town of Mount Hope experienced a fire that would ravage the community. The townsfolk’s spirit would not be devastated as the buildings that stood around them now were. Banding together citizens from Mount Hope and the surrounding communities would unite to rebuild the town. Stone buildings rose from the ashes strewn along the bustling dirt roads. Prosperity would find it’s way back into the area poising Mount Hope to one day become the economic center of the county.

In May 2017, citizens from Mount Hope and the surrounding communities would unite together to inject energy back into the Phoenix City. The “Mount Hope Historic Walking Tour” was designed to highlight the architecture reminiscent of the coal fields from the early 1900s through the 1950s. It was the goal of the team to inject energy throughout the area by developing a progressive scheme of incorporating public art with historical awareness. A detailed brochure of the walking tour was designed to direct the flow of guests throughout the historic district.

The Mount Hope Revitalization Coalition would like to honor the Phoenix Spirit of the town by inviting you to join us for Hope’s Heritage Day on Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Mount Hope. At 2:30, community members are encouraged to meet at the Coal Heritage Park where they will be guided along the route. Featuring sixteen historical points of interest, visitors will be escorted through the town where they will have an opportunity to explore Mount Hope’s rich heritage.

At 3:00 PM join other community members as we gather together for a Sunday Supper pot-luck at the Historic Cottle Mountair Hotel. Bring a dish which is enough to feed your family.

Join us for an active and fun afternoon of heritage and history as we all sit around the table to reminisce and explore future possibilities for our town. Photo courtesy of Fayette County Hollerin’