The public is invited to the next meeting of the Hope Historical Society, Tuesday, Aug. 16 at the Hope Historical Building, at 479 Camden Road, Hope. The business meeting is at 6:30 p.m.; the presentation will begin at 7 p.m. The featured speaker will be Mary Kelly. The talk “A Common Thread, Our Weaving Heritage” combines weaving and history. The presentation illustrates how textiles were made and why they were central to daily life from Stone Age to the Industrial and American Revolutions.