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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, thanks to the kindness of Wilda McConaughy, who formed Gray’s with her husband Paul in 1965 (see earlier post). The addition of these 18 images from the Gray’s corporate archives now means that there is at least one example of … Continue reading Full Set of 20 Local Scenes by Gray’s Watercolors

Hopewell Images During the Lindbergh Kidnapping (1932)

Local historian Jim Davidson has kindly contributed some fascinating images of the activity around the Hopewell area in March 1932 caused by the explosion of interest in the Lindbergh kidnapping. These are from one of his multitude of presentations about the Lindbergh story. == View the Davidson Images in the Image Gallery ==  There are … Continue reading Hopewell Images During the Lindbergh Kidnapping (1932)

Memorial Day 1967 – Eagle Bakery

We’ve added some fun photos of the 1967 Hopewell Borough Memorial Day parade, courtesy of Peter H. Gantz. These were taken on West Broad Street across from the Old School Baptist Church – which appears very much the same as today. The photos show parade floats, Hopewell Fire Department trucks, Hopewell American Legion Post 339 … Continue reading Memorial Day 1967 – Eagle Bakery

September 2020 Update

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 … Continue reading September 2020 Update

Hopewell Valley Historic House Tours

We’re heading into Autumn, so this is a great time to get out and about and enjoy the historic ambience of our valley and towns. We now have a collection of some 25 historic house tour brochures that you can use to explore the area, including tours covering different parts of Hopewell Township, and walking … Continue reading Hopewell Valley Historic House Tours

Historical Sketch of the Village of Hopewell – from 1876

We recently posted histories of Hopewell and Pennington boroughs, written by the late David Blackwell for their 125th anniversary celebrations in 2015 / 2016. But did you know that almost a century and a half ago, our predecessors also wrote a history of Hopewell to present as part of the local celebration of the Centennial … Continue reading Historical Sketch of the Village of Hopewell – from 1876

Hopewell Train Station Art Gallery

The Image Gallery now has a new Hopewell Train Station Art Gallery, focused on images of the Hopewell and Pennington Borough train stations and the associated artists. We welcome more examples of artwork of the local train stations, and more information on these and other local artists. == Visit the new Hopewell Train Station Art … Continue reading Hopewell Train Station Art Gallery

Pennington Historic Walking Tour Guide

We are pleased to now have the Pennington Historic Walking Tour Guide (PDF), prepared by the Pennington Historic Sites Committee around 1990 as part of establishing the Pennington Crossroads historic district. == Read the Pennington Historic Walking Tour Guide == The brochure features 31 buildings in the historic district, starting at Railroad place and West … Continue reading Pennington Historic Walking Tour Guide

More Intriguing Hopewell Train Station Art

As follow up to last week’s post on Hopewell Train Station Art, here are some more examples of art featuring Hopewell area train stations. However, we have less information about these – some even are note cards with no additional identifying information. Also see the following post on additional artists in the new Hopewell Train … Continue reading More Intriguing Hopewell Train Station Art

August 2020 Update

Site updates for the month of August were widely varied, from Pennington aerials to the history of Seminary Avenue (and its barbers), to Hopewell train station art, and more. 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 … Continue reading August 2020 Update