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Hopewell High Schools in the 1920s
Hopewell High Schools in the 1920s

What was it like to graduate from high school in the Roaring Twenties, or in …

Images, Pamphlets, Places, , 21st November 2020
Shop Hopewell - and Area Maps
Shop Hopewell – and Area Maps

The Downtown Hopewell group (@downtownhopewell) has just released a new Shop Hopewell brochure promoting the …

Images, Map, Pamphlets, Places, 14th November 2020
Hopewell Mementos
Hopewell Mementos

It’s time to start planning ahead for your holiday shopping, so break out your coin …

Images, Places, Properties7th November 2020
October 2020 Update - Images
October 2020 Update – Images

The October updates on the Hopewell Valley History Project site feature lots of images, including …

Book, Images, Pamphlets, Places, Properties, Updates, 6th November 2020
Hopewell Valley Fire Departments
Hopewell Valley Fire Departments

Our local fire companies – Hopewell Fire Department & Emergency Medical Unit, Pennington Fire Company …

Book, Images, Places, Properties, , , , 31st October 2020
Full Set of 20 Local Scenes by Gray's Watercolors
Full Set of 20 Local Scenes by Gray’s Watercolors

We now have a full set of images of 20 local scenes from Gray’s Watercolors, …

Images, Places, Properties, 24th October 2020
Hopewell Images During the Lindbergh Kidnapping (1932)
Hopewell Images During the Lindbergh Kidnapping (1932)

Local historian Jim Davidson has kindly contributed some fascinating images of the activity around the …

Images, Map, Places, Properties, 10th October 2020
Memorial Day 1967 - Eagle Bakery
Memorial Day 1967 – Eagle Bakery

We’ve added some fun photos of the 1967 Hopewell Borough Memorial Day parade, courtesy of …

Images, Places, Properties3rd October 2020
September 2020 Update
September 2020 Update

Hopewell Valley History Project site updates for the month of September were focused on Hopewell …

Book, Images, Pamphlets, Places, Properties, Updates, , , 30th September 2020
Hopewell Valley Historic House Tours
Hopewell Valley Historic House Tours

We’re heading into Autumn, so this is a great time to get out and about …

Pamphlets, Places, Properties, , , 30th September 2020
Historical Sketch of the Village of Hopewell - from 1876
Historical Sketch of the Village of Hopewell – from 1876

We recently posted histories of Hopewell and Pennington boroughs, written by the late David Blackwell …

Book, Places, 26th September 2020
Hopewell Train Station Art Gallery
Hopewell Train Station Art Gallery

The Image Gallery now has a new Hopewell Train Station Art Gallery, focused on images …

Images, Places, Railroad, , 21st September 2020
Pennington Historic Walking Tour Guide
Pennington Historic Walking Tour Guide

We are pleased to now have the Pennington Historic Walking Tour Guide (PDF), prepared by …

Pamphlets, Places12th September 2020
More Intriguing Hopewell Train Station Art
More Intriguing Hopewell Train Station Art

As follow up to last week’s post on Hopewell Train Station Art, here are some …

Images, Places, Railroad, 5th September 2020
August 2020 Update
August 2020 Update

Site updates for the month of August were widely varied, from Pennington aerials to the …

Book, Images, Places, Updates, 1st September 2020
Hopewell Train Station Art
Hopewell Train Station Art

Our Hopewell and Pennington train stations are not just historically interesting, they are also favorite …

Images, Places, Railroad, 29th August 2020
Pennington Borough Aerials c1996
Pennington Borough Aerials c1996

Here are three large aerial views of Pennington Borough, showing South Main Street and West …

Images, Map, Places, 22nd August 2020
V-J Day in Hopewell - August 14, 1945
V-J Day in Hopewell – August 14, 1945

During World War II, Dean Ashton, a Hopewell journalist, wrote the Hopewell News, a newsletter …

Book, Places, 14th August 2020
History Project Article from Preservation New Jersey
History Project Article from Preservation New Jersey

Very nice article on the Hopewell Valley History Project in this month’s Preservation New Jersey …

Places, Properties, Updates11th August 2020
Seminary Avenue History
Seminary Avenue History

One way to understand our local history is to look at our towns house by …

Book, Images, Map, Places, Properties9th August 2020
July 2020 Update - Collections and Archives
July 2020 Update – Collections and Archives

Site updates for the month of July included several important new documents, a new Pamphlet …

Book, Images, Pamphlets, Places, Updates1st August 2020
Hopewell Harvest Fair Almanacs
Hopewell Harvest Fair Almanacs

Rev. 7/30/20 – Added 2009 & 2011 – Only 2003 missing The Hopewell Harvest Fair …

Pamphlets, Places28th July 2020
Hopewell & Pennington Histories
Hopewell & Pennington Histories

We’ve posted two extensive chronological histories of Hopewell Borough and Pennington Borough, written by the …

Pamphlets, Places, 24th July 2020
Hopewell Borough Fire Companies
Hopewell Borough Fire Companies

Hopewell Borough has been served by four different fire companies, with up to three of …

Book, Images, Map, 18th July 2020
"Hopewell News" - from the WWII Homefront
“Hopewell News” – from the WWII Homefront

We’ve just added the full set of bound issues of Dean Ashton’s Hopewell News – …

Book, Updates12th July 2020
Hopewell Fire Department 100th Anniversary Booklet - and Mystery Photo
Hopewell Fire Department 100th Anniversary Booklet – and Mystery Photo

We’ve just scanned in the Hopewell Fire Department 100th Anniversary Booklet (1911 – 2011) (PDF). …

Book, Images, Pamphlets, Places, Updates9th July 2020
Town Pamphlets Collection
Town Pamphlets Collection

Thanks to the people and organizations who continue to contributing material to this site, we …

Book, Pamphlets, Places, Updates, , 3rd July 2020
June 2020 Update - Memorial Day and Veterans
June 2020 Update – Memorial Day and Veterans

The month of June was focused on follow-up to our earlier postings of Hopewell Memorial …

Book, Places, Properties, Updates, 1st July 2020
Pennington History & Walking Tour
Pennington History & Walking Tour

The Hopewell Valley History Project is now hosting the wonderful Pennington Borough History and Tour …

Book, Places, Properties, Updates27th June 2020
John Hart 1959 Pamphlet
John Hart 1959 Pamphlet

Here’s an interesting pamphlet from the 1959 dedication of a John Hart plaque at the …

Book, Places, Properties, Updates, 20th June 2020
Flag Day - Hopewell Borough Veterans Organizations
Flag Day – Hopewell Borough Veterans Organizations

Continuing with our Memorial Day theme, we have been investigating the history of the parades, …

Places, Properties, Updates, , 14th June 2020
Hopewell Scenes - Memorial Day 1950 - 1990
Hopewell Scenes – Memorial Day 1950 – 1990

Thanks to new photos from Terry Devlin, we now have over 60 images of past …

Places, Properties, Updates, 5th June 2020
May 2020 Update - Hopewell Valley Places
May 2020 Update – Hopewell Valley Places

The month of May saw our Zoom video presentation on the Hopewell Valley History Project, …

Book, Map, Places, Properties, Updates31st May 2020
Hopewell High School Yearbook - 1917
Hopewell High School Yearbook – 1917

Happy Graduation season! Of course it’s been a bit off this year, but thanks to …

Places, Updates, 30th May 2020
Hopewell Borough Memorial Day Parade - 1992
Hopewell Borough Memorial Day Parade – 1992

Update 5/25/20: Added photos of the 1970 (more likely early 1960’s) Hopewell Borough Memorial Day …

Images23rd May 2020
Slides for History Project Talk on Hopewell Libraries
Slides for History Project Talk on Hopewell Libraries

Our webinar on the the History Project, “Discover Hopewell Valley History from Home,” was held …

Updates20th May 2020
New - Hopewell Valley Places and Town Maps
New – Hopewell Valley Places and Town Maps

The new Hopewell Valley Places page provides direct links to images, Historic Town Maps, and …

Images, Map, Places, Properties, Updates, , , , 13th May 2020
MercerMe Article on the "History From Home" Talk
MercerMe Article on the “History From Home” Talk

MercerMe has published a nice article on the upcoming talk on the Hopewell Valley History …

Updates, 11th May 2020
Hopewell Borough History Timeline
Hopewell Borough History Timeline

So when was the Hopewell train station built? What were the two railroads that were …

Places, Properties, 9th May 2020
Hopewell Valley History Project: Discover Hopewell Valley History from Home
Hopewell Valley History Project: Discover Hopewell Valley History from Home

by Douglas Dixon Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 3 pmWebinar via ZoomRegistration Required – See …

Book, Images, Map, Places, Properties, Updates5th May 2020
Historic Photos from 1966-67 Hopewell Boro Jaycee Calendar
Historic Photos from 1966-67 Hopewell Boro Jaycee Calendar

This wonderful 1966-67 Hopewell Boro Community Calendar (PDF) was created by the Hopewell Valley Jaycees …

Book, Images, Places, Properties2nd May 2020
April 2020 Update - Exploring Hopewell Borough
April 2020 Update – Exploring Hopewell Borough

April was focused on hunkering down in Hopewell Borough, viewing the town from above with …

Book, Map, Places, Properties, Updates1st May 2020
The History of the Hopewell Public Library
The History of the Hopewell Public Library

To celebrate Library Week this year, we have worked with the Hopewell Public Library to …

Places, Properties, 21st April 2020
Hopewell Fire Department 75th Anniversary Booklet
Hopewell Fire Department 75th Anniversary Booklet

We are pleased to scan and share the 75th Anniversary Program booklet for the Hopewell …

Places, Properties, 19th April 2020
Cultural Landscape History from Ian Burrow
Cultural Landscape History from Ian Burrow

Archaeologist and historian Ian Burrow has kindly contributed two documents on the cultural landscape and …

Places, Properties, 17th April 2020
"Real Photo" Postcards of Titusville, Pennington, and the Valley
“Real Photo” Postcards of Titusville, Pennington, and the Valley

The Image Gallery has added more than 95 postcards thanks to the continued kindness of …

Images, Places, , , , 15th April 2020
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Hopewell Borough Aerial Panoramas

We wanted to get some aerial images of Hopewell Borough to help understand and explain …

Places, Properties10th April 2020
Hopewell Boro Church Anniversary Booklets (1966 & 1977)
Hopewell Boro Church Anniversary Booklets (1966 & 1977)

In case you missed the PS in the last post, we have scanned and posted …

Places, Properties, 7th April 2020
Explore Historic Hopewell: Broad & Louellen
Explore Historic Hopewell: Broad & Louellen

Have you noticed the interesting buildings as you drive into Hopewell Borough on West Broad …

Places, Properties4th April 2020
March 2020 Update - Map the Hopewell Boro Historic District
March 2020 Update – Map the Hopewell Boro Historic District

March saw the culmination of the goal of photographing the entire Hopewell Borough historic district, …

Map, Places, Properties, Updates, 3rd April 2020
Hopewell Memorial Day Parades c. 1950
Hopewell Memorial Day Parades c. 1950

We have added a fun collection of 30 family photos and postcards to the Image …

Places, Properties, Updates, 31st March 2020
Tour The Hopewell Borough Historic District
Tour The Hopewell Borough Historic District

You now can take a visual tour of the full Hopewell Borough historic district on …

Map, Places, Properties, Updates, , 29th March 2020
Explore Hopewell Then and Now
Explore Hopewell Then and Now

The Hopewell History Map now shows thumbnail images of properties on the map, so you …

Map, Places, Properties, Updates, , 18th March 2020
Explore The Growth of Early Hopewell Boro
Explore The Growth of Early Hopewell Boro

The Hopewell History Map now animates the growth of Hopewell Borough by stepping through time …

Map, Places, Properties, Updates, , 10th March 2020
February 2020 Update - Historical Properties
February 2020 Update – Historical Properties

February was focused on the expansion of the Hopewell History Map, including doubling the number …

Map, Places, Properties, Updates, 1st March 2020
Stroll Through Historic Hopewell with Audrey Jones
Stroll Through Historic Hopewell with Audrey Jones

We’ve posted another hidden treasure – A Stroll Through Historic Hopewell by Audrey Jones – …

Book, Places, Properties, Updates28th February 2020
Visualizing Hopewell Boro in 1891
Visualizing Hopewell Boro in 1891

There are two new additions to the Map Archives to better visualize and understand the …

Places, Properties, Updates, 22nd February 2020
"Women Win the Vote!" Book Released
“Women Win the Vote!” Book Released

Local author Nancy Kennedy’s new book, Women Win the Vote!: 19 for the 19th Amendment, …

Places, Properties, Updates, , 11th February 2020
Pennington Seminary Ladies' Room & More Postcards
Pennington Seminary Ladies’ Room & More Postcards

In addition to the fascinating Hopewell Borough aerial photos from 1932, Sam Castoro also has …

Places, Properties, Updates, , 10th February 2020
January 2020 Update - Hopewell History Map
January 2020 Update – Hopewell History Map

January was focused on the development and enhancement of the Hopewell History Map, an interactive …

Map, Places, Properties, Updates, 1st February 2020
New Hopewell Boro Postcards
New Hopewell Boro Postcards

We have added over 70 historic postcards to the Image Archives, kindly contributed by Bill …

Places, Properties, Updates, 30th January 2020
Hopewell Boro Aerials from 1932
Hopewell Boro Aerials from 1932

We have two wonderful new aerial views of Hopewell Borough, photographed in March 1932, immediately …

Places, Properties, Updates, 26th January 2020
Hopewell Area Cultural Resource Surveys
Hopewell Area Cultural Resource Surveys

Are you interested in historic sites, streets, and buildings in the Hopewell Valley? Maybe our …

Places, Properties, Updates, , 22nd January 2020
Introducing the Hopewell History Map
Introducing the Hopewell History Map

Introducing the Hopewell History Map, an interactive map for exploring historical properties in Hopewell Borough, …

Places, Properties, Updates, , 11th January 2020
December 2019 Update
December 2019 Update

Most of the December additions are already covered in blog posts, so here’s the summary. …

Updates5th January 2020
Hopewell Academy by Dean Ashton
Hopewell Academy by Dean Ashton

We are thrilled to add another neglected publication to the site — A completely unknown, …

Updates2nd January 2020
New Image Archives Design
New Image Archives Design

The site has a new design for the Image Archives, with more flexibility in browsing, …

Places, Updates27th December 2019
New Jersey Suffrage
New Jersey Suffrage

With the help of Nancy Kennedy and the N.J. Council for the Social Studies we …

Places18th December 2019
Hopewell Railroad Research
Hopewell Railroad Research

Rick Porter has kindly contributed a package of Hopewell railroad research material that clarifies the …

Places, Updates, 12th December 2019
Hopewell Valley History Project - Talk Slides
Hopewell Valley History Project – Talk Slides

Our public introduction of the Hopewell Valley History Project and this site was held on …

Updates10th December 2019
November 2019 Update
November 2019 Update

It’s been a busy month, with several major additions already covered in blog posts, so …

Updates1st December 2019
Community News Article Introducing the Hopewell Valley History Project
Community News Article Introducing the Hopewell Valley History Project

The Hopewell Express has published a article on the beginnings of the Hopewell Valley History …

Updates29th November 2019
Hopewell Valley History Project - The Talk
Hopewell Valley History Project – The Talk

Our public introduction of this site and the Hopewell Valley History Project will be the …

Updates22nd November 2019
Railroad Stations in the National Register of Historic Places
Railroad Stations in the National Register of Historic Places

The railroad stations in Hopewell and Pennington boroughs are both listed on the National Register …

Places, Properties22nd November 2019
House and Street Images
House and Street Images

We have expand from collecting books and maps into assembling images of local buildings and …

Properties, , 16th November 2019
Hopewell's Past by Betty Gantz
Hopewell’s Past by Betty Gantz

We are thrilled to announce that the site now includes the Hopewell’s Past book by …

Properties, , 10th November 2019
New Jersey Maps and Atlases
New Jersey Maps and Atlases

We’ve added some interesting historic maps of New Jersey, and some of the early Atlases …

Updates5th November 2019
October 2019 Update
October 2019 Update

As of the end of October 2019, the site has 108 files posted, including 86 …

Updates5th November 2019
Hopewell Borough Cultural Resource Survey
Hopewell Borough Cultural Resource Survey

If you’re interested in the history and architecture of our local communities, it might interest …

Places, Properties10th October 2019
September 2019 Update
September 2019 Update

As of the end of September 2019, the site has 106 files posted, including 86 …

Updates, 30th September 2019
August 2019 Update
August 2019 Update

As of the end of September 2019, the site has 95 files posted, including 82 …

Updates, 31st August 2019
The Mystery of Honey Hollow / Richard Hunter
The Mystery of Honey Hollow / Richard Hunter

On Sunday, June 9, 2019, Richard Hunter of Hunter Research presented a talk on “The …

Properties, , , 26th July 2019
The Hopewell "Castle" in the News
The Hopewell “Castle” in the News

Diccon Hyatt recently wrote a feature article for the U.S. 1 Newspaper, “Uncovering the Dark …

Properties, , 26th July 2019