Town Pamphlets Collection

Thanks to the people and organizations who continue to contributing material to this site, we have needed to add a new section to the site – the Town Pamphlets Collection. This includes scans of leaflets and pamphlets distributed by local municipalities and organizations within the last 40-some years. These are typically short informational handouts that … Continue reading Town Pamphlets Collection

June 2020 Update – Memorial Day and Veterans

The month of June was focused on follow-up to our earlier postings of Hopewell Memorial Day images, with more donations of photos and materials. As another bonus, the site is now hosting the wonderful Pennington History & Walking Tour site, which was developed by local resident Joe Sinniger. The site was originally developed from a … Continue reading June 2020 Update – Memorial Day and Veterans

John Hart 1959 Pamphlet

Here’s an interesting pamphlet from the 1959 dedication of a John Hart plaque at the Hart farmstead in Hopewell Borough that includes a sketch and chronology of Hart’s life and service: John Hart Farmstead Plaque Dedication (PDF). The marker was jointly placed by the New Jersey Societies of the Sons of the Revolution and Sons … Continue reading John Hart 1959 Pamphlet

Flag Day – Hopewell Borough Veterans Organizations

Happy Flag Day! It turns out that the Stars and Stripes flag adopted by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777 has a New Jersey connection – The design with thirteen stars and stripes was created by Francis Hopkinson, a Continental Congressman from New Jersey who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and … Continue reading Flag Day – Hopewell Borough Veterans Organizations

Hopewell Scenes – Memorial Day 1950 – 1990

Thanks to new photos from Terry Devlin, we now have over 60 images of past Memorial Day parades in Hopewell Borough, spanning the 1950s, 1961 to 1970, 1976, and 1992. Click to view the Hopewell Memorial Day Album, with the photos organized by year, and then grouped in sets for each contributor. The album also … Continue reading Hopewell Scenes – Memorial Day 1950 – 1990

May 2020 Update – Hopewell Valley Places

The month of May saw our Zoom video presentation on the Hopewell Valley History Project, the addition of new pages with direct links to information on our communities, and some fun Facebook discussions about new images of historic events and places. By the numbers, we finished the month with 170 files in the Archives, including … Continue reading May 2020 Update – Hopewell Valley Places

Hopewell High School Yearbook – 1917

Happy Graduation season! Of course it’s been a bit off this year, but thanks to the diligence of the Sudlows in collecting historical materials we have an interesting comparison – the 1917 “Blue and Gold” yearbook from Hopewell High School. View the Blue and Gold Yearbook, Hopewell High School, 1917 The book is a delight, … Continue reading Hopewell High School Yearbook – 1917

Hopewell Borough Memorial Day Parade – 1992

Update 5/25/20: Added photos of the 1970 (more likely early 1960’s) Hopewell Borough Memorial Day parade, courtesy of Andree Wyckoff, shot from across the street from Rorer’s Hardware Store (now 31 East Broad Street), facing east showing the house that stood where there is now a parking lot. The gas pumps in front of Rorer’s … Continue reading Hopewell Borough Memorial Day Parade – 1992

New – Hopewell Valley Places and Town Maps

The new Hopewell Valley Places page provides direct links to images, Historic Town Maps, and information available for our four major communities – Hopewell Township, Hopewell Borough, and Pennington Borough – plus Titusville / Washington Crossing (admittedly an “unincorporated community,” but large enough to separate out since we have several historic maps and a plethora … Continue reading New – Hopewell Valley Places and Town Maps

Hopewell Borough History Timeline

So when was the Hopewell train station built? What were the two railroads that were involved in the Frog War? When did the elementary school open? Where was the first public library located? When did Hopewell get a post office, telegraph service, and electric service? Whether you’re big into trivia contests, or want to resolve … Continue reading Hopewell Borough History Timeline