History Project Events & News

Presentations and news articles about the Hopewell Valley History Project.



History Project Presentations

PMUG 1/2020
HPL 12/2019
Industrial Hopewell Tour 5/2021

Industrial Hopewell: The Growth of Railroad Place
An Online Virtual Tour – “Trains, Tomatoes, and Chocolates”

– Thurs., June 10, 2021, 7 pm; Internet Webinar via GotoMeeting
– Registration required -> Register here (through the Mercer County Library)

In this online version of his historical walking tour, Doug Dixon of the Hopewell Valley History Project explores turn-of-the century Railroad Place in Hopewell, and the industrial buildings that helped drive the growth of Hopewell after the arrival of the railroads in the 1870s.
Co-sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, The Hopewell Museum, the Hopewell Public Library, and the Hopewell Branch of the Mercer County Library.
– See Industrial Hopewell: Railroad Place for links to the presentation slides, tour handout, associated briefs for the individual properties, and associated slide shows.

Industrial Hopewell: Trains, Tomatoes, and Chocolates
Hopewell Borough Historical Walking Tour

– Thurs., June 10, 2021, 1:30 pm – Hopewell Township Recreation Dept.
– Sat., May 22, 2021, 11 am, 2 pm, & 4 pm – Hopewell Public Library
(Hopewell Valley Heritage Week)

Doug Dixon of the Hopewell Valley History Project hosts a one-hour walking tour of Railroad Place in Hopewell, exploring the industrial buildings that helped drive the growth of Hopewell after the arrival of the railroads in the 1870s. Registration Required.
See Industrial Hopewell: Railroad Place for links to the tour handout, associated briefs for the individual properties, and schedules of tours and talks.

Sharing Information on the Web: The Hopewell Valley History Project
– Dec. 8, 2020 – Princeton Macintosh Users Group – Zoom
– Dec. 12, 2020 – Main Line Macintosh Users Group – Zoom

Doug Dixon of the Hopewell Valley History Project explores the approaches used on the History Project website to present different types of materials using various Web technologies. While some do require custom programming, most use off-the-shelf components that could be applied to your own projects
– See History Project Site Index

Hopewell Borough Seminary Avenue Tour
– Oct. 15 & 22, 2020 – Hopewell Township Recreation Department
Historic walking tour by Doug Dixon of the Hopewell Valley History Project exploring the expansion of the small town of Hopewell with the arrival of the railroads in the 1870s, leading to the construction of major town institutions (hotels, banks, churches, schools) and the expansion of housing and small businesses.
– See Hopewell Township Recreation – Upcoming Events
– See brief on Seminary Avenue History in Hopewell Borough (PDF)

Hopewell Valley History Project: Discover Hopewell Valley History from Home
– May 17, 2020 – Pennington Public Library, Hopewell Valley Historical Society, and The Hopewell Museum – Zoom
Doug Dixon of the Hopewell Valley History Project explains the background of the History Project, and provides a tour of the materials that are currently available using the example of investigating the beginnings of public libraries in Hopewell.
– See Summary of the talk, with slides and references

Digital Heritage: The Hopewell Valley History Project, by Douglas Dixon
– Jan. 14, 2020 – Princeton Macintosh User’s Group – Princeton Theological Seminary
Demonstrates the History Project WordPress site, provides examples of some of its uses in exploring questions of local history, and also discusses some of the web design issues behind its implementation.

The Hopewell Valley History Project, by Douglas Dixon
– Dec. 4,  2019 – Hopewell Public Library – Hopewell Train Station
Introduces the Hopewell Valley History Project, explore the variety of digital materials already online, and show examples of how to kick-start your own investigations.
View talk slides (PDF)



History Project in the News

Summer 2020 – Preservation New Jersey Newsletter – Preservation through Digitization: Hopewell Valley History Project, by Rikki Massand (Blog)

May 11, 2020 – MercerMe – Hopewell Valley Historians Offer Seminar On Researching From Home, Amie Rukenstein (Blog)

Nov. 29, 2019 – Community News Service – Hopewell Valley History Project: Digitizing a Region’s History, by Erin Kamel (Blog)