Yard Sailing for Local History

It’s Hopewell Borough’s annual Town-Wide Yard Sale weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 11 & 12. So as you clear out the attic and browse the sales – this weekend and this summer – please be on the lookout for historic artifacts that we can preserve and share here on the History Project site. Here are … Continue reading Yard Sailing for Local History

Twin Pine Airport – 1960s Fly-In Photos

Here are some photos from Roger Labaw of a fly-in at the Twin Pine Airport in the early 1960s. Twin Pine was located on a 51-acre site at the northwest side of the intersection of Lawrenceville-Pennington Road and Federal City Road. The property is now the Twin Pines Recreation Area, home to numerous soccer fields … Continue reading Twin Pine Airport – 1960s Fly-In Photos

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

Hopewell Parade Videos 1946 – 1948

With the end of World War II, the people of Hopewell were ready for a return to normalcy, and looking forward to renewing the annual Memorial Day parade with a spirit of both enthusiasm and reverence. Thanks to Richard Anderson, we have three short videos converted from 8mm film clips that show this time, with … Continue reading Hopewell Parade Videos 1946 – 1948

1940s Hopewell Videos

We are amazingly blessed to have some two hours of video, shot in and around Hopewell Borough eighty years ago(!) – from 1941 through 1947. The original 8 mm films were transferred to digital, and now are being posted on the new History Project YouTube channel. These provide a wonderful “slice of life” view of … Continue reading 1940s Hopewell Videos

New Hopewell History Video Gallery

Over the past couple of years we’ve collected and shared an extensive variety of materials covering the history of the Hopewell Valley – documents and pamphlets, maps and aerials, photos and postcards, and more. So now it’s time to add videos! The new Video Gallery is starting out with a collection of links to videos … Continue reading New Hopewell History Video Gallery

December 2021 Update – Hopewell or Not

The December updates to the Hopewell Valley History Project site included historical photos of snowy views around the valley, the Hopewell train station, and some possibly false images around the area. Plus a 1924 high school program packed with ads for local businesses, and New York Times articles published directly after the Hopewell Frog War. … Continue reading December 2021 Update – Hopewell or Not

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

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