Hopewell Valley History Project site updates for the month of September were focused on Hopewell artworks, with the new Hopewell Train Station Art Gallery, and on historic walking tour brochures, with an updated interface for the Pamphlet Collection.
By the numbers, we finished the month with 180 files in the Archives, including 77 documents and 103 maps and aerials. The Image Gallery now has 1643 files, and the Pamphlet Collection has 119 files in 6 categories for 3 towns. The interactive History Map includes 775 addresses with 102 historic places in Hopewell Borough. Please keep the materials coming!
Hopewell Art Gallery
The new Hopewell Train Station Art Gallery in the Image Gallery now has 36 images focused on the Hopewell and Pennington Borough train stations.
With the help of a variety of contributors, we’ve added works from William Hankinson, Anne Gross, Ken McIndoe, George Stave, and Salvatore Asaro, plus more information on Gray’s Watercolors.
There is also a Hopewell Train Station Art brief (PDF) with information on these works and the associated artists.
We welcome more examples of artwork of the local train stations, and more information on these and other local artists.
Pamphlet Collection – Historic House Tours
The House Tour Brochures in the Pamphlet Collection now include over 20 historic house tour brochures that you can use to explore the area, including tours covering different parts of Hopewell Township, and walking tours in Pennington and Hopewell boroughs. These go back to Bicentennial tours in 1976, and continue to the present day.
Recent additions include the Pennington Historic Walking Tour Guide from around 1990, which is also available in an interactive website, and the HPL’s Hopewell Borough Architecture Walking Tour (PDF) from May 2019, with 12 examples of the range of architecture in our towns.
The Pamphlet Collection interface for viewing the materials also has been updated to make it easier to search, and to select only the categories and/or towns of interest – see the About page for more.
There are also two reference documents detailing the House Tour collection:
- Hopewell Valley Historic House Tours (PDF) – Listing all the known tour events and scanned brochures
- Hopewell Borough House Tour Information (PDF) – With the text from the house descriptions extracted for easier access
Can you help us find additional tours, and fill in the gaps in this collection? There are at least 8 additional events for which we do not have brochures, and presumably more tours not yet listed.