Hopewell Memorial Day Parades c. 1950

We have added a fun collection of 30 family photos and postcards to the Image Archives thanks to Maryanna Twomey, especially for the shots of Memorial Day parades around Hopewell Borough, circa 1950. Also check out photos of a Bond Bread truck on Model Avenue, and other scenes near the railroad bridge. Enjoy!

Tour The Hopewell Borough Historic District

You now can take a visual tour of the full Hopewell Borough historic district on the Hopewell History Map, panning around to see the street addresses in town and then zooming in to see thumbnail images of each property. Yes, the History Map is not just for history anymore. You now can view these current-day … Continue reading Tour The Hopewell Borough Historic District

Explore Hopewell Then and Now

The Hopewell History Map now shows thumbnail images of properties on the map, so you can see historical or current-day images at each location on the map. Use the new Now/Then control (added to the header) to alternate between displaying the oldest and most recent images available for the property. Also use the Step by … Continue reading Explore Hopewell Then and Now

Explore The Growth of Early Hopewell Boro

The Hopewell History Map now animates the growth of Hopewell Borough by stepping through time from circa 1850 to 1910 — showing new properties appearing with each time period. For 1850, there are only a handful of early settlements around the Old School Baptist Meeting House on the north side of West Broad Street. By … Continue reading Explore The Growth of Early Hopewell Boro

February 2020 Update – Historical Properties

February was focused on the expansion of the Hopewell History Map, including doubling the number of historic properties and adding over a hundred additional images (see Updates). The History Map currently covers Hopewell Borough, as an experiment in providing an interactive map for exploring historical properties and displaying associated historical information and images (see the … Continue reading February 2020 Update – Historical Properties

Stroll Through Historic Hopewell with Audrey Jones

We’ve posted another hidden treasure – A Stroll Through Historic Hopewell by Audrey Jones – a 2003 compilation of over 200 pen and ink drawings of homes, commercial buildings, and churches in historic Hopewell Borough (up to circa 1900). As described in the preface, Audrey Jones started drawing for fun after early retirement, which quickly … Continue reading Stroll Through Historic Hopewell with Audrey Jones

Visualizing Hopewell Boro in 1891

There are two new additions to the Map Archives to better visualize and understand the buildings in Hopewell Borough before 1900: an annotated version of the Fowler Hopewell Borough 1887 map (birds-eye panorama), and a summary of buildings that existed when Hopewell Borough was incorporated in 1891 (keyed to the Fowler map). The Annotated 1887 … Continue reading Visualizing Hopewell Boro in 1891

“Women Win the Vote!” Book Released

Local author Nancy Kennedy’s new book, Women Win the Vote!: 19 for the 19th Amendment, has just been released. It’s a wonderful introduction to the story of women’s suffrage, viewed through the lives of nineteen women who lead and suffered for the fight. The book is described as middle-grade nonfiction for ages 9-13 (grades 5-8). … Continue reading “Women Win the Vote!” Book Released

Pennington Seminary Ladies’ Room & More Postcards

In addition to the fascinating Hopewell Borough aerial photos from 1932, Sam Castoro also has kindly provided over 60 historic postcards to be scanned for the Image Archives. These are primarily scenes of Hopewell Boro, with some additional images of Pennington and Titusville. The Pennington cards include this fascinating image of the Pennington Seminary (now … Continue reading Pennington Seminary Ladies’ Room & More Postcards

January 2020 Update – Hopewell History Map

January was focused on the development and enhancement of the Hopewell History Map, an interactive map for exploring historical properties in Hopewell Borough, and displaying associated historical information and associated images (see Updates). Browse properties by clicking on address numbers on the Map, or on address rows in the Table, to view associated information and … Continue reading January 2020 Update – Hopewell History Map