Flag Day – Hopewell Borough Veterans Organizations

Continuing with our Memorial Day theme, we have been investigating the history of the parades, and the local Hopewell veterans groups that helped organize the activities over the years. This turns out to be a yet another somewhat complicated story of Hopewell history … Your feedback and additions are welcome! == Read the full brief … Continue reading Flag Day – Hopewell Borough Veterans Organizations

Hopewell Scenes – Memorial Day 1950 – 1990

Thanks to new photos from Terry Devlin, we now have over 60 images of past Memorial Day parades in Hopewell Borough, spanning the 1950s, 1961 to 1970, 1976, and 1992. == Click to view the Hopewell Memorial Day Album (separate site) == The photos are organized by year, and then grouped in sets for each … Continue reading Hopewell Scenes – Memorial Day 1950 – 1990

May 2020 Update – Hopewell Valley Places

The month of May saw our Zoom video presentation on the Hopewell Valley History Project, the addition of new pages with direct links to information on our communities, and some fun Facebook discussions about new images of historic events and places. By the numbers, we finished the month with 170 files in the Archives, including … Continue reading May 2020 Update – Hopewell Valley Places

Hopewell High School Yearbook – 1917

Happy Graduation season! Of course it’s been a bit off this year, but thanks to the diligence of the Sudlows in collecting historical materials we have an interesting comparison – the 1917 “Blue and Gold” yearbook from Hopewell High School. View the Blue and Gold Yearbook, Hopewell High School, 1917 The book is a delight, … Continue reading Hopewell High School Yearbook – 1917

Hopewell Borough Memorial Day Parade – 1992

Update 5/25/20: Added photos of the 1970 (more likely early 1960’s) Hopewell Borough Memorial Day parade, courtesy of Andree Wyckoff, shot from across the street from Rorer’s Hardware Store (now 31 East Broad Street), facing east showing the house that stood where there is now a parking lot. The gas pumps in front of Rorer’s … Continue reading Hopewell Borough Memorial Day Parade – 1992

Slides for History Project Talk on Hopewell Libraries

Our webinar on the the History Project, “Discover Hopewell Valley History from Home,” was held on Sunday, May 17, 2020, hosted by the Pennington Public Library and co-sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and The Hopewell Museum. Thanks to the 60+ people who joined in, and for the interesting questions. The presentation started with … Continue reading Slides for History Project Talk on Hopewell Libraries

New – Hopewell Valley Places and Town Maps

The new Hopewell Valley Places page provides direct links to images, Historic Town Maps, and information available for our four major communities – Hopewell Township, Hopewell Borough, and Pennington Borough – plus Titusville / Washington Crossing (admittedly an “unincorporated community,” but large enough to separate out since we have several historic maps and a plethora … Continue reading New – Hopewell Valley Places and Town Maps

MercerMe Article on the “History From Home” Talk

MercerMe has published a nice article on the upcoming talk on the Hopewell Valley History Project (Sunday May 17 at 3 pm): Hopewell Valley Historians Offer Seminar On Researching From Home, MercerMe, May 11, 2020 “The Hopewell Valley has a deep history and an unusual amount of families who have lived here for generations. The … Continue reading MercerMe Article on the “History From Home” Talk

Hopewell Borough History Timeline

So when was the Hopewell train station built? What were the two railroads that were involved in the Frog War? When did the elementary school open? Where was the first public library located? When did Hopewell get a post office, telegraph service, and electric service? Whether you’re big into trivia contests, or want to resolve … Continue reading Hopewell Borough History Timeline

Hopewell Valley History Project: Discover Hopewell Valley History from Home

by Douglas Dixon Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 3 pmWebinar via ZoomRegistration Required – See Below Update: Slides for the talk are posted. The Hopewell Valley History Project is a new volunteer effort to collect and save our local heritage in digital form, and share it online for open and convenient access (HopewellHistoryProject.org). Since last … Continue reading Hopewell Valley History Project: Discover Hopewell Valley History from Home