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.) 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

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

Hopewell Valley History Project: Discover Hopewell Valley History from Home

by Douglas Dixon Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 3 pmWebinar via ZoomRegistration Required – See Below Update: Slides for the talk are posted. The Hopewell Valley History Project is a new volunteer effort to collect and save our local heritage in digital form, and share it online for open and convenient access (HopewellHistoryProject.org). Since last … Continue reading Hopewell Valley History Project: Discover Hopewell Valley History from Home

April 2020 Update – Exploring Hopewell Borough

April was focused on hunkering down in Hopewell Borough, viewing the town from above with some glorious aerial imagery, and then using the resources of this site to produce two Explore Historic Hopewell histories and visual tours for the area – one of the properties at West Broad and Louellen around the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, … Continue reading April 2020 Update – Exploring Hopewell Borough

March 2020 Update – Map the Hopewell Boro Historic District

March saw the culmination of the goal of photographing the entire Hopewell Borough historic district, so that you can now use the Hopewell History Map to not only explore history (of course), but also to view current-day images of properties and streets around town (see Updates). We finished the month with 142 files in the … Continue reading March 2020 Update – Map the Hopewell Boro Historic District

Tour The Hopewell Borough Historic District

You now can take a visual tour of the full Hopewell Borough historic district on the Hopewell History Map, panning around to see the street addresses in town and then zooming in to see thumbnail images of each property. Yes, the History Map is not just for history anymore. You now can view these current-day … Continue reading Tour The Hopewell Borough Historic District