History Project Article from Preservation New Jersey

Very nice article on the Hopewell Valley History Project in this month’s Preservation New Jersey newsletter, thanks to Rikki Massand, with coverage of our amazing range of local historic and preservation organizations.

== Read Preservation through Digitization: Hopewell Valley History Project
from Preservation New Jersey ==

Preservation through Digitization: Hopewell Valley History Project
– by Rikki Massand, Associate Editor, The Montgomery News
– Preservation New Jersey, Preservation Perspective, Summer 2020 Newsletter

While staying home during the pandemic keeps most history exhibit plans on hold, those ready for a deep-dive into  archives and preservation of charming buildings, community resources and small town America represented in West Central New Jersey can take a new “turn of the page” for the digital age through the Hopewell Valley History Project. The project is a grassroots, all-volunteer initiative with much input from a consortium of history nonprofits, municipal, heritage and library partners as well as individuals who have pooled collection items and archives for digitization and ease of access.

The project website, hopewellhistoryproject.org offers multiple examples of greater Hopewell’s work in preserving the past and imagining the use of community resources, including buildings, as a pivotal tool for placemaking and collaborative community-building.

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