1939 Hopewell Carnival Mystery Photo

So, what the heck is this? The image was provided courtesy of Bill Frenchu, and is labeled “Carnival Hopewell 1939.” OK – But what carnival? In our Hopewell? And where could this be? It turns out that we’ve been able to make quite a bit of sense of this – but with some details still … Continue reading 1939 Hopewell Carnival Mystery Photo

Memorial Day Snapshots – Behind the Scenes

We have more Hopewell Borough Memorial Day Parade photos in the Image Gallery courtesy of Peter Gantz, from 1960, 1961, 1967, and 2005. These photos continue to demonstrate the tremendous value of even casual family snapshots in understanding our history – not only do they give a glimpse into the life and people of the … Continue reading Memorial Day Snapshots – Behind the Scenes

History Map Update – Image Pan & Zoom

The Hopewell History Map has been updated to make it easier to have fun interactively exploring local properties by panning and zooming in the images, including enlarging them to full size. == Explore the Hopewell History Map (separate site) == The History Map now starts up with the Map and Image panels, so you can … Continue reading History Map Update – Image Pan & Zoom

December 2020 Update –

The December updates on the Hopewell Valley History Project site focused on providing convenient access to the materials on the site for new visitors from a talk and video. Other items include: History Project Site Index page and Town Index pages Hopewell Borough History Briefs page – History Project briefs Historical Maps index page and … Continue reading December 2020 Update –

Snowy Day in Hopewell in the 1910s at Blackwell & Railroad

Here’s another photo of a snowy day in Hopewell from the 1910s, courtesy of Bob Gantz (see previous post). In this 1910s image, the two ladies are standing near the end of Blackwell Avenue up from the corner with Railroad Place, across the street from the train station. What’s interesting is the difference from today’s … Continue reading Snowy Day in Hopewell in the 1910s at Blackwell & Railroad

Snowy Day in Hopewell in the Early 1900s

Here’s a view of a snowy day in Hopewell in the early 1900s, thanks to the kindness of Bob Gantz in providing images from his family collection (and with annotations by Betty Gantz). This also shows an intriguing gap in the now-familiar Hopewell Borough streetscapes, but the buildings are still recognizable. The photo shows the … Continue reading Snowy Day in Hopewell in the Early 1900s

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

November 2020 Update – Mementos

The November updates on the Hopewell Valley History Project site featured new a new Mementos gallery, a new Hopewell Boro map, a look at Hopewell area high school activities in 1930 / 1940, and the mystery of the Hopewell Bottling Company. Other items include: 1950 Hopewell Election Ballot in Municipal Pamphlets Six additional brochures in … Continue reading November 2020 Update – Mementos

Hopewell High Schools in the 1920s

What was it like to graduate from high school in the Roaring Twenties, or in the midst of the Great Depression? Here are a couple hints from Hopewell High School in 1924 and 1926, and from Central High School in Pennington in 1932. First, we have two small leather-bound books from 1924 and 1926 with … Continue reading Hopewell High Schools in the 1920s

Shop Hopewell – and Area Maps

The Downtown Hopewell group (@downtownhopewell) has just released a new Shop Hopewell brochure promoting the support of local businesses. It has a nice Explore Hopewell Borough map highlighting all the great places to shop and eat in town, plus the other side provides more details on local stores. == View the new Shop Hopewell brochure … Continue reading Shop Hopewell – and Area Maps