by Mark Ross
On December 2, 2019, the Klipsch Heritage Museum Association took possession of the historic field house located next to the William Jefferson Clinton birthplace home.
According to Jim Hunter, this will house the official Visitor Center. The Field House will be used as a reception building and a working demonstration facility, featuring period-accurate audio systems throughout history. Hunter said it will bring significant exposure to Hope’s real star, Paul W. Klipsch, and with the Clinton Center and Hope’s historic downtown business area soon to be connected with a walkway and streetscape, it is perfect timing for KHMA to locate next door. In addition, the Paul W. Klipsch Museum across the Union Pacific tracks is only a block and a half away. The Klipsch Heritage Museum Association also has locations beside the Hope Municipal Airport and in the Industrial Park across from the Klipsch manufacturing facility.
For the last several months, KHMA has been conducting a membership drive to raise funds for improvements to their facilities. Member’s names were entered into a drawing that was held on December 16 at the Hope Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce. Eric Adams was the lucky winner of a set of Klipsch Heresy speakers that were given away.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Klipsch Heritage Museum Association or if you would like additional information, you may contact Jim Hunter at Jim@Klipschmuseum.org.