Hopewell Boro Centennial and 125th Anniversary Quilts

Here are two quilts that were created by children to celebrate the anniversaries of the 1891 incorporation of Hopewell Borough – one for the Centennial in 1991 and the other for the 125th Anniversary in 2016. We would particularly like to know more about the 1991 Centennial Quilt, done by the Hopewell Public Library. Also … Continue reading Hopewell Boro Centennial and 125th Anniversary Quilts

Hopewell Bicentennial Quilt

We’re coming up on July 4th, so let’s celebrate with the story of the Hopewell U. S. Bicentennial Quilt. The quilt is 9 by 8 feet, with 42 squares in a 7 x 6 grid that illustrate local themes. Thanks to multiple local contributors, we now can tell a much more complete story about the … Continue reading Hopewell Bicentennial Quilt

“Houses of Hopewell” by Harry McCandless

These three three paintings are by Hopewell area artist Harry McCandless (1926-2021), who later moved to Lancaster, PA. This painting, “Houses of Hopewell New Jersey” from 1996, was released as a limited edition print. It depicts twelve historic houses in the town of Hopewell, with their plantings and trees (but without leaves, so you can … Continue reading “Houses of Hopewell” by Harry McCandless