1960s Hopewell Maps with Route 69 and I-95

Remember the good old days when our Route 31 was known as Route 69 – and the exciting new proposed route of I-95 was planned to be routed north up the Hopewell Valley through Mt. Rose? These Esso maps from 1961 and 1969 tell the story of those “interesting” days. There are two extracts from … Continue reading 1960s Hopewell Maps with Route 69 and I-95

A Man and a Horse: Larry Kidder and Chester

Belgian Draft Horse Chester: A Story of Friendship is a wonderful book by Larry Kidder about his long friendship with Chester, a draft (working) horse at the Howell Living History Farm. It’s a charming story that includes some sad moments, and also moments of great satisfaction as Kidder describes his growing friendship and working relationship … Continue reading A Man and a Horse: Larry Kidder and Chester

October 2023 Update – Dairies & Aerials

The October updates to the History Project featured local dairies, 1974 aerials, and a variety of new images. (See Site Updates for more.) By the numbers, we finished the month with 308 files in the Archives, including 153 documents and 155 maps and aerials. The Image Gallery now has 3680 files, and the Panoramas Collection … Continue reading October 2023 Update – Dairies & Aerials

September 2023 Update – Quarry Video

The September updates to the History Project included the Quarry Swim Club presentation and related references including information on stone crusher machines, plus photos of the Hopewell Harvest Fair and updates on the Runyon Farmstead construction. (See Site Updates for more.) By the numbers, we finished the month with 308 files in the Archives, including … Continue reading September 2023 Update – Quarry Video

Hopewell Harvest Fair – Photos

— The 2023 Harvest Fair has been rescheduled to October 21 — The 35th Annual Hopewell Harvest Fair is this Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Hopewell Elementary School, 35 Princeton Avenue, Hopewell, NJ. This volunteer community event has been providing fun and entertainment for Hopewell Valley families and … Continue reading Hopewell Harvest Fair – Photos

Memories of the Hopewell Quarry – Video and References

The Hopewell Quarry Swim Club, west of Hopewell Borough, was once the site of a rock quarry that operated from the 1890s to around 1920, making crushed stone for local roads. And the stone crusher equipment there did provide the name for the adjacent Crusher Road. In this profusely illustrated presentation, Doug Dixon surveys this … Continue reading Memories of the Hopewell Quarry – Video and References

August 2023 Update – Legion Carnival

The August updates to the History Project included more on the Quarry Swim Club and the American Legion Carnival. (See Site Updates for more.) By the numbers, we finished the month with 300 files in the Archives, including 150 documents and 150 maps and aerials. The Image Gallery now has 3513 files, and the Panoramas … Continue reading August 2023 Update – Legion Carnival

July 2023 Update – Construction Updates

The July updates to the History Project included galleries of construction updates on the Hopewell Inn and Runyon Farmstead properties, more on the evolution of the Quarry Swim Club, additional Hopewell Valley church histories, and the Hopewell Bicentennial Quilt. (See Site Updates for more.) By the numbers, we finished the month with 300 files in … Continue reading July 2023 Update – Construction Updates

June 2023 Update – Pennington Day

The June updates to the History Project included a collection of Pennington Day booklets, the “Houses of Hopewell” by Harry McCandless, information on the Construction on the Runyon Property in Hopewell, and the Hopewell National Bank Stone Sign. (See Site Updates for more.) By the numbers, we finished the month with 300 files in the … Continue reading June 2023 Update – Pennington Day

May 2023 Update – Memorial Day

The May updates to the History Project included a video of the 1965 Titusville July 4th celebration and a 1975 video of the bar at the Hopewell Inn, plus historic images of William Howe’s “Dixie Farm” in Pennington, and video and references for the Hopewell Inn presentation. (See Site Updates for more.) By the numbers, … Continue reading May 2023 Update – Memorial Day