Presentation slides for Discovering Local History Online: Exploring Seminary Ave.
By Douglas Dixon
July 6, 2022, 22 pp, 2-up
Presentation demonstrating the kinds of information that you can gather about local history from online sources (many free), in order to weave together interesting stories of people, places and businesses.
The test case for this presentation is the apparently undistinguished Seminary Avenue, which turns out to have been an important “starter street” for small businesses – from barbers and bakers and butchers, to clothing and grocery stores, plus a town theatre, firehouse, and library. The talk is illustrated by sources including maps and photos, books and references, deeds and census records, newspaper articles and obituaries – and enhanced by the memories of local people and family members.
Hopewell Public Library Wednesday Night Out Lecture Series
Co-sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and The Hopewell Museum
Tag – HwTwp
File – 2022-07-HwBoro-Discovering-Local-History-Online-Seminary-Ave-Brief-Slides-HvHist.pdf