October 2022 Update – The Railroad in Hopewell

The October updates to the History Project included several posts on the railroad in Hopewell, plus the Model Ave. Lumber Yard, more on the Twin Pine airport, and Hopewell toys of the 1920s. (See Site Updates for more.) By the numbers, we finished the month with 284 files in the Archives, including 137 documents and … Continue reading October 2022 Update – The Railroad in Hopewell

September 2022 Update – Hopewell Quarry

The September updates to the History Project included several posts on the history of the Hopewell Quarry Swim Club, photos of the Van Doren lumberyard fires, and two upcoming talks. (See Site Updates for more.) By the numbers, we finished the month with 281 files in the Archives, including 136 documents and 145 maps and … Continue reading September 2022 Update – Hopewell Quarry

August 2022 Update – Finney & Fetter

The August updates to the History Project included a new brief on the Finney & Fetter Saw & Feed Mill, two videos of Local History Talks by Jack Koeppel, new local railroad photos, and other goodies. (See Site Updates for more.) By the numbers, we finished the month with 280 files in the Archives, including … Continue reading August 2022 Update – Finney & Fetter

July 2022 Update – Discovering Local History Online

The July updates to the History Project included several major topics – the Discovering Local History Online presentation, the demolition of the Hopewell Inn building – plus multiple new maps, and the release of digital edition of Pennington Profile. (See Site Updates for more.) By the numbers, we finished the month with 279 files in … Continue reading July 2022 Update – Discovering Local History Online

June 2022 Update – Twin Pine

The June updates to the History Project included Twin Pine Airport, the Game of Hopewell Valley, Hopewell Inn Memorabilia, and other materials. (See Site Updates for more.) By the numbers, we finished the month with 266 files in the Archives, including 130 documents and 136 maps and aerials. The Image Gallery now has 2855 files, … Continue reading June 2022 Update – Twin Pine

Seminary Avenue Tour – References

References and links for the Seminary Avenue Historic Walking Tour, which also included East Broad Street and South Greenwood Avenue. The tour was held the weekend of Saturday, May 21, as part of Hopewell Valley Heritage Week. See the References for the tour below, including the Handout, plus briefs on Seminary Ave. and East Broad … Continue reading Seminary Avenue Tour – References

May 2022 Update – Seminary Ave.

The May updates to the History Project were focused on the Seminary Avenue walking tour, with posts and briefs and images of the streets and properties along the route. Additional posts focused on Memorial Day observances, and told the story of of how the news came to Hopewell of its first son who was killed … Continue reading May 2022 Update – Seminary Ave.

April 2022 Update – Hoproco Toys

The April updates to the History Project featured posts and briefs and images of Hoproco toys – and the Hoproco manufacturing site in Hopewell. The major new documents are transcribed versions of two Hopewell booklets – Healthy, Historic Hopewell from 1897, and 1909 Hopewell New Jersey – now fully readable and searchable. There also are … Continue reading April 2022 Update – Hoproco Toys

March 2022 Update – Parade Videos

The March updates to the History Project featured three videos showing Hopewell parades in 1946, 1947, and 1948. The major new documents are transcribed versions of two special issues of the Hopewell Herald – the 1900 Souvenir Edition and the 1914 Progress Edition – now fully readable and searchable. There also are some fun photos … Continue reading March 2022 Update – Parade Videos

February 2022 Update – Videos

The February updates to the History Project featured a new YouTube video channel with clips from 1940 plus links to other interesting external videos. Other contributions include a 100th Anniversary scrapbook of the history of Hopewell Boy Scout Troop 71, and a new history brief on the former Rockwell Fire Brigade building, a fun example … Continue reading February 2022 Update – Videos