October 2020 Update – Images

The October updates on the Hopewell Valley History Project site feature lots of images, including Hopewell during the Lindbergh excitement, the full set of Gary’s Watercolors, and more Memorial Day parade scenes. By the numbers, we finished the month with 181 files in the Archives, including 78 documents and 103 maps and aerials. The Image … Continue reading October 2020 Update – Images

Hopewell Valley Fire Departments

Our local fire companies – Hopewell Fire Department & Emergency Medical Unit, Pennington Fire Company and Pennington First Aid Squad, and Union Fire Company & Rescue Squad in Titusville – all need volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians. To learn how you can help, visit  http://ProtectHopewellValley.com. We are continuing to celebrate the history of the … Continue reading Hopewell Valley Fire Departments

Full Set of 20 Local Scenes by Gray’s Watercolors

We now have a full set of images of 20 local scenes from Gray’s Watercolors, thanks to the kindness of Wilda McConaughy, who formed Gray’s with her husband Paul in 1965 (see earlier post). The addition of these 18 images from the Gray’s corporate archives now means that there is at least one example of … Continue reading Full Set of 20 Local Scenes by Gray’s Watercolors

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)

Memorial Day 1967 – Eagle Bakery

We’ve added some fun photos of the 1967 Hopewell Borough Memorial Day parade, courtesy of Peter H. Gantz. These were taken on West Broad Street across from the Old School Baptist Church – which appears very much the same as today. The photos show parade floats, Hopewell Fire Department trucks, Hopewell American Legion Post 339 … Continue reading Memorial Day 1967 – Eagle Bakery

September 2020 Update

Hopewell Valley History Project site updates for the month of September were focused on Hopewell artworks, with the new Hopewell Train Station Art Gallery, and on historic walking tour brochures, with an updated interface for the Pamphlet Collection. By the numbers, we finished the month with 180 files in the Archives, including 77 documents and … Continue reading September 2020 Update

Hopewell Valley Historic House Tours

We’re heading into Autumn, so this is a great time to get out and about and enjoy the historic ambience of our valley and towns. We now have a collection of some 25 historic house tour brochures that you can use to explore the area, including tours covering different parts of Hopewell Township, and walking … Continue reading Hopewell Valley Historic House Tours

History Project Article from Preservation New Jersey

Very nice article on the Hopewell Valley History Project in this month’s Preservation New Jersey newsletter, thanks to Rikki Massand, with coverage of our amazing range of local historic and preservation organizations. == Read Preservation through Digitization: Hopewell Valley History Project from Preservation New Jersey == Preservation through Digitization: Hopewell Valley History Project– by Rikki … Continue reading History Project Article from Preservation New Jersey

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