Sharing Information on the Web: The Hopewell Valley History Project

by Douglas DixonTuesday, December 8, 2020, 7 pmPrinceton Macintosh Users GroupWebinar via Zoom If you’re interested in local history, this talk will provide an overview of the Hopewell Valley History Project, explain how the site is organized, and show how you can use the different elements to explore your interests in local places and history. … Continue reading Sharing Information on the Web: The Hopewell Valley History Project

October 2020 Update – Images

The October updates on the Hopewell Valley History Project site feature lots of images, including Hopewell during the Lindbergh excitement, the full set of Gary’s Watercolors, and more Memorial Day parade scenes. By the numbers, we finished the month with 181 files in the Archives, including 78 documents and 103 maps and aerials. The Image … Continue reading October 2020 Update – Images

Hopewell Valley Fire Departments

Our local fire companies – Hopewell Fire Department & Emergency Medical Unit, Pennington Fire Company and Pennington First Aid Squad, and Union Fire Company & Rescue Squad in Titusville – all need volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians. To learn how you can help, visit  http://ProtectHopewellValley.com. We are continuing to celebrate the history of the … Continue reading Hopewell Valley Fire Departments

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

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

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

V-J Day in Hopewell – August 14, 1945

During World War II, Dean Ashton, a Hopewell journalist, wrote the Hopewell News, a newsletter of hometown news for distribution to service members around the world. After almost two and a half years, and in his 43rd issue, Ashton finally was able to share the news of celebrating V-J Day in Hopewell on August 14, … Continue reading V-J Day in Hopewell – August 14, 1945

Seminary Avenue History

One way to understand our local history is to look at our towns house by house, street by street. We’ve been collecting this kind of information on the History Project site, including the Historic House Tour booklets in the Pamphlets Collection, and the 1985 Cultural Resource Surveys of historic structures in the Valley. And we’ve … Continue reading Seminary Avenue History

July 2020 Update – Collections and Archives

Site updates for the month of July included several important new documents, a new Pamphlet Collection featuring the Hopewell Harvest Fair, a new page organizing the Hopewell Borough materials, and a major update to the Document and Map archives to organize the entries by town and by different document types. By the numbers, we finished … Continue reading July 2020 Update – Collections and Archives

Hopewell Borough Fire Companies

Hopewell Borough has been served by four different fire companies, with up to three of them active at the same time in the middle 1910’s. The saga is described in the Hopewell Fire Department Anniversary booklets (see earlier post). We’ve fleshed out the story by digging into historical maps and newspaper articles for more details … Continue reading Hopewell Borough Fire Companies