On Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at the Hope Historical Home, Hope Historical Society’s monthly meeting will feature the world premiere of a newly discovered 1930s home movie, mostly of Hope.

Irving Keene, a Hope Coose on his mother’s side, taught biology to generations of Brookline, Mass., children. He was a naturalist and photographer. Every summer, he would return to his camp on Hobbs Pond. A feature of summer in Hope was his picture show of world flowers and gardens, ending with a Hatchet Mountain sunset view.

Keene also took movies of his family’s visits to Hope starting in 1933. Irving’s son, Willis Keene, started discovering these as he went through his late father’s film archives in the basement of their Watertown, Mass., home.

In 2010, Will Keene discovered a new 8mm movie that he gave to Hope Historical Society. It is being conserved following Library of Congress recommendations. The newest find features Uncle Howard Coose capturing a wild honeybee swarm, loading yoked cattle into a truck, clearing brush on Loon Lane, as well as Ripogenus Dam and trout fishing in the Penobscot West Branch.

Will Keene will show the new movie for the first time. Showing of Hope Historical Society’s other recently discovered Keene movies will round out the program.

Hope Historical Home is on Route 105 (Camden Road) just north of the corner and in front of the new Hope Corner firehouse.

Like all meetings of Hope Historical Society, this one will be free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The program will start at 7 p.m. following a very brief business meeting.

For more information, contact Hope Historical secretary Bill Jones at 763-3576 or wijones@tidewater.net.