Hopewell Train Stations: History and Art – References

References and links for the Hopewell Train Stations: History and Art presentation on the Hopewell and Pennington train stations that was held on December 1, 2021. These include the online video (to be done), the presentation slides (13 pp.), the associated slide shows on the two stations (75 images), and more detailed briefs on the … Continue reading Hopewell Train Stations: History and Art – References

November 2021 Update – 2 Train Stations

The November updates to the Hopewell Valley History Project site focused on the local Pennington and Hopewell train stations, including several collections of new art and photos – in preparation for the “Hopewell Train Stations: History and Art” presentation on December 1. By the numbers, we finished the month with 240 files in the Archives, … Continue reading November 2021 Update – 2 Train Stations

Hopewell Train Station Art and Artists

Do you recognize these images and artists? The historic Hopewell and Pennington train stations are iconic symbols of our communities that have inspired the creativity of numerous artists, as shown in the variety of these images shared by the Hopewell Valley History Project. This Wednesday, December 1 at 7 pm Doug Dixon will present “Hopewell … Continue reading Hopewell Train Station Art and Artists

Hopewell Photos by Ken Kaplowitz

Local photographer Ken Kaplowitz has kindly contributed a collection of 35 black and white images of Hopewell Borough people and places, shot from 1974 to 1977, while he lived in the town. Most of these photos are affectionate portraits of local people, especially in the context of their lives and places – on the front … Continue reading Hopewell Photos by Ken Kaplowitz

Hopewell Train Station Art by Jerry Cable

Bucks County artist Jerry Cable has kindly contributed several of his paintings of the Hopewell train station to the History Project Art Gallery of scenes of historic local places – and especially train stations. His paintings show the station from multiple angles and in different seasons, and he has used two of the resulting images … Continue reading Hopewell Train Station Art by Jerry Cable

Hopewell Train Stations: History and Art

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021 – 6:30 pm Meet the Artists – 7 pm Presentation – In person at The Hopewell Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ – Or online over Zoom – Register here (HVHS) Hopewell Public Library “Wednesday Night Out” Lecture Series Co-sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and The Hopewell Museum … Continue reading Hopewell Train Stations: History and Art

Pennington Train Station Underpass

Do you remember the underpass at the Pennington train station? All that is left now are these handrails leading down into the ground after it was filled in. Lots of people have fond memories of the underpass – including the thrill as kids when they were surrounded by the sound of the train rumbling overhead. … Continue reading Pennington Train Station Underpass

October 2021 Update – Train Stations

The October updates on the Hopewell Valley History Project site focused on the local Hopewell and Pennington train stations, including a trove of over 40 historical photos by Ralph Curcio. Other posts showed examples of how to use historical maps to learn about local properties, such as the additions to St. Michael’s and Weart’s Market … Continue reading October 2021 Update – Train Stations

Hopewell Valley Towns in the Early 1900s

History is not only about facts, but also about understanding people and their stories, including their lives, organizations, businesses, and towns. And sometimes our predecessors leave us a window into how they see their lives. One unexpected example of this is The Industrial Directory of New Jersey, which was printed by the N. J. Bureau … Continue reading Hopewell Valley Towns in the Early 1900s

Ralph Curcio Hopewell Railroad Photos

Here are 42 photos of local train stations and trains, photographed by Ralph Curcio between 1976 and 1999. These are not just photos of the stations in isolation, or of trains on the tracks – they also include untraditional views around the stations, passengers boarding and disembarking trains at the stations, and freight trains as … Continue reading Ralph Curcio Hopewell Railroad Photos