History Project Events & News

Presentations and news articles about the Hopewell Valley History Project.

History Project Presentations

PMUG 1/2020
HPL 12/2019

Sharing Information on the Web: The Hopewell Valley History Project, by Douglas Dixon
Dec. 8, 2020Princeton Macintosh Users Group – Zoom
Dec. 12, 2020 Main Line Macintosh Users Group – Zoom
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, by Douglas Dixon
Oct. 15 & 22, 2020Hopewell Township Recreation Department
Historic walking tour 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, by Douglas Dixon
May 17, 2020 Pennington Public Library, Hopewell Valley Historical Society, and The Hopewell Museum – Zoom
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, 2020Princeton 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,  2019Hopewell 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)