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 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

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

Hopewell Train Station Art

Our Hopewell and Pennington train stations are not just historically interesting, they are also favorite subjects for artists and photographers, both amateur and professional. We’ve all seen various examples of train station art around, but we don’t know much more about them. So it seemed time to dig deeper into three examples of these artists … Continue reading Hopewell Train Station Art

Pennington Borough Aerials c1996

Here are three large aerial views of Pennington Borough, showing South Main Street and West Delaware Avenue. These were apparently filmed in 1996, based on the building at 12 South Main. (These open in a new viewer window so you can pan / zoom in the images.) The original format of these images is black … Continue reading Pennington Borough Aerials c1996

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