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 –

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

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

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)

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.) == View the Pennington Borough Aerial Panoramas == … 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

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

May 2020 Update – Hopewell Valley Places

The month of May saw our Zoom video presentation on the Hopewell Valley History Project, the addition of new pages with direct links to information on our communities, and some fun Facebook discussions about new images of historic events and places. By the numbers, we finished the month with 170 files in the Archives, including … Continue reading May 2020 Update – Hopewell Valley Places

New – Hopewell Valley Places and Town Maps

The new Hopewell Valley Places page provides direct links to images, Historic Town Maps, and information available for our four major communities – Hopewell Township, Hopewell Borough, and Pennington Borough – plus Titusville / Washington Crossing (admittedly an “unincorporated community,” but large enough to separate out since we have several historic maps and a plethora … Continue reading New – Hopewell Valley Places and Town Maps