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Introducing the Hopewell History Map

Introducing the Hopewell History Map, an interactive map for exploring historical properties in Hopewell Borough, and displaying associated historical information and associated images. This is the culmination of the initial development of the Hopewell Valley History Project – we have documents about local places (Book Archives), plus maps showing where and when structures appeared (Map … Continue reading Introducing the Hopewell History Map

December 2019 Update

Most of the December additions are already covered in blog posts, so here’s the summary. We finished the month with 128 files in the Archives, including 36 books and documents and 92 maps and aerials (see Updates). The Image Archives include 285 files, with 248 of Hopewell Boro, 26 of Pennington, and 11 of Titusville. … Continue reading December 2019 Update

Hopewell Academy by Dean Ashton

We are thrilled to add another neglected publication to the site — A completely unknown, 539-page manuscript from 1960, Hopewell Academy (Forerunner of Brown University) and the Lives of Outstanding Graduates, by Dean Henderson Ashton (1900 – 1960). The book covers the genesis of the Hopewell Academy in the Hopewell Baptist Church in 1747, the … Continue reading Hopewell Academy by Dean Ashton

New Image Archives Design

The site has a new design for the Image Archives, with more flexibility in browsing, viewing, and searching the images. You can browse all the images for a town (Hopewell Boro, Pennington, or Titusville / Washington Crossing), scrolling through them in a gallery, and resize them from tiny thumbnails to full-size images. And you can … Continue reading New Image Archives Design

New Jersey Suffrage

With the help of Nancy Kennedy and the N.J. Council for the Social Studies we have posted two books focusing on the path to women’s suffrage in New Jersey: Reclaiming Lost Ground: The Struggle for Woman Suffrage in New Jersey is a 1994 paperback book by Neale McGoldrick and Margaret Crocco that chronicles the frustrating … Continue reading New Jersey Suffrage

Hopewell Railroad Research

Rick Porter has kindly contributed a package of Hopewell railroad research material that clarifies the construction of the Hopewell Railroad Station and the path of the Mercer & Somerset railroad tracks through Hopewell Borough. The date of the construction of the Hopewell station is surprisingly inconsistent in various sources. We now have extracts from the … Continue reading Hopewell Railroad Research

Hopewell Valley History Project – Talk Slides

Our public introduction of the Hopewell Valley History Project and this site was held on Wednesday, December 4, sponsored by the Hopewell Public Library. We filled the space at the Hopewell Train Station, and also brought along some historical books and maps to review. The evening resulted in some good discussions, and the discovery of … Continue reading Hopewell Valley History Project – Talk Slides

November 2019 Update

It’s been a busy month, with several major additions already covered in blog posts, so here’s the summary. We finished the month with 123 files in the Archives, including 32 books and documents and 91 maps and aerials (see Updates). The Image Archives included 285 files, 112 photos and 173 postcards, organized by town with … Continue reading November 2019 Update

Hopewell Valley History Project – The Talk

Our public introduction of this site and the Hopewell Valley History Project will be the first Wednesday, December 4, held at the Hopewell Train Station as part of the Hopewell Public Library Wednesday Night Out series. The Hopewell Valley History Project Wednesday, December 4,  7 pm Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad Place, Hopewell NJ Free … Continue reading Hopewell Valley History Project – The Talk

Railroad Stations in the National Register of Historic Places

The railroad stations in Hopewell and Pennington boroughs are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and are important local buildings. As described in the 1996 Preservation Plan (see below): “The Hopewell Railroad Station … serves as an architectural landmark for the town and the region. It is a finely detailed, second Empire … Continue reading Railroad Stations in the National Register of Historic Places