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

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

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 Borough History Timeline

So when was the Hopewell train station built? What were the two railroads that were involved in the Frog War? When did the elementary school open? Where was the first public library located? When did Hopewell get a post office, telegraph service, and electric service? Whether you’re big into trivia contests, or want to resolve … Continue reading Hopewell Borough History Timeline