July 2020 Update – Collections and Archives

Site updates for the month of July included several important new documents, a new Pamphlet Collection featuring the Hopewell Harvest Fair, a new page organizing the Hopewell Borough materials, and a major update to the Document and Map archives to organize the entries by town and by different document types. By the numbers, we finished … Continue reading July 2020 Update – Collections and Archives

Hopewell Harvest Fair Almanacs

Rev. 7/30/20 – Added 2009 & 2011 – Only 2003 missing The Hopewell Harvest Fair has been cancelled for this year, but you still can enjoy the Harvest Fair feeling by browsing an almost-full set of 30 years of Harvest Fair almanacs (brochures) from 1987 to 2019 that we have scanned and posted in the … Continue reading Hopewell Harvest Fair Almanacs

Hopewell & Pennington Histories

We’ve posted two extensive chronological histories of Hopewell Borough and Pennington Borough, written by the late David Blackwell. These were printed in the 125th Anniversary Programs for the two towns, in 2015 and 2016 respectively, and are illustrated with historical photos and maps. == Read The Story of Pennington, 1890 – 2015 (PDF) ==== Read … Continue reading Hopewell & Pennington Histories

Hopewell Fire Department 100th Anniversary Booklet – and Mystery Photo

We’ve just scanned in the Hopewell Fire Department 100th Anniversary Booklet (1911 – 2011) (PDF). It’s 87 pages, with extensive coverage and photos on the history of fire companies in Hopewell Borough, plus the Ambulance Corps, Ladies Auxiliary, past and current officers, and fire equipment. The second half also has display ads that provide information … Continue reading Hopewell Fire Department 100th Anniversary Booklet – and Mystery Photo

Town Pamphlets Collection

Thanks to the people and organizations who continue to contributing material to this site, we have needed to add a new section to the site – the Town Pamphlets Collection. This includes scans of leaflets and pamphlets distributed by local municipalities and organizations within the last 40-some years. == Browse the Town Pamphlets Collection (separate … Continue reading Town Pamphlets Collection

June 2020 Update – Memorial Day and Veterans

The month of June was focused on follow-up to our earlier postings of Hopewell Memorial Day images, with more donations of photos and materials. As another bonus, the site is now hosting the wonderful Pennington History & Walking Tour site, which was developed by local resident Joe Sinniger. The site was originally developed from a … Continue reading June 2020 Update – Memorial Day and Veterans

Pennington History & Walking Tour

The Hopewell Valley History Project is now hosting the wonderful Pennington Borough History and Tour site, which was developed and maintained by local resident Joe Sinniger. Joe originally developed the site from a Walking Tour Guide created by the Pennington Historic Sites Committee around 1990, with pages featuring images and descriptions of some 40 houses … Continue reading Pennington History & Walking Tour

John Hart 1959 Pamphlet

Here’s an interesting pamphlet from the 1959 dedication of a John Hart plaque at the Hart farmstead in Hopewell Borough that includes a sketch and chronology of Hart’s life and service: John Hart Farmstead Plaque Dedication (PDF). The marker was jointly placed by the New Jersey Societies of the Sons of the Revolution and Sons … Continue reading John Hart 1959 Pamphlet

Flag Day – Hopewell Borough Veterans Organizations

Continuing with our Memorial Day theme, we have been investigating the history of the parades, and the local Hopewell veterans groups that helped organize the activities over the years. This turns out to be a yet another somewhat complicated story of Hopewell history … Your feedback and additions are welcome! == Read the full brief … Continue reading Flag Day – Hopewell Borough Veterans Organizations

Hopewell Scenes – Memorial Day 1950 – 1990

Thanks to new photos from Terry Devlin, we now have over 60 images of past Memorial Day parades in Hopewell Borough, spanning the 1950s, 1961 to 1970, 1976, and 1992. == Click to view the Hopewell Memorial Day Album (separate site) == The photos are organized by year, and then grouped in sets for each … Continue reading Hopewell Scenes – Memorial Day 1950 – 1990