Seminary Avenue Historic Walking Tour

            Douglas Dixon, Hopewell Valley History Project             A Hopewell Valley Heritage Week Event            Co-sponsored by the Hopewell Public Library             Tours on Sat., May 21 at 11 am and 2 pm;                      Sun., May 22 at 1 pm and 3 pm; and Mon., May 23 at 2 pm            Free, but limited places – Pre-Registration Required … Continue reading Seminary Avenue Historic Walking Tour

Hopewell Train Stations – Webinar Video

The webinar video for the Hopewell Train Stations: History and Art meeting and online presentation held on December 1, 2021 has been posted for viewing. See the References post for other associated material on the train stations, including the presentation slides, slide shows, associated briefs for the train stations and railroad lines, and information on … Continue reading Hopewell Train Stations – Webinar Video

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

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 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

Hopewell 1965 and Railroad Place

This wonderful view down Railroad Place in Hopewell seems so familiar – with the Chocolate Factory and then J. B. Hill & Sons to the right and the Tomato Factory at the end of the street. But this photo actually captures a long-lost streetscape, including two buildings that were destroyed by arson, and the railroad … Continue reading Hopewell 1965 and Railroad Place

June 2021 Update – Welcome to Hopewell

The June updates on the Hopewell Valley History Project site wrapped up the coverage of Industrial Hopewell: Railroad Place with the online webinar presentation and posting of the presentation slides. This was followed by some fun local history of Hopewell Borough. By the numbers, we finished the month with 228 files in the Archives, including … Continue reading June 2021 Update – Welcome to Hopewell

“Welcome to Hopewell Borough” Signs

“Welcome to Hopewell Borough” – Have you noticed these signs as you drive into town? There are actually five signs, installed in 2014 on each of the entry points into Hopewell – from the four compass points (East and West Broad, North Greenwood, and (south) Princeton Ave.), plus the bonus diagonal from Louellen. The Welcome … Continue reading “Welcome to Hopewell Borough” Signs

Industrial Hopewell – Webinar Video

The webinar video for the Industrial Hopewell: Railroad Place online presentation held on June 10, 2021 has been posted for viewing, courtesy of the Hopewell Branch of the Mercer County Library, which co-sponsored the talk with the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, The Hopewell Museum, and the Hopewell Public Library. See the References post for other … Continue reading Industrial Hopewell – Webinar Video