February 2021 Update – Mt. Rose, Lindbergh, Maps & Panoramas

The February updates on the Hopewell Valley History Project site included new material on Mount Rose, documents on the Lindbergh case and 1932 Hopewell, annotated maps of Titusville and Pennington showing homeowners and businesses from 1860 and 1875, and new panoramic images – plus new tools for viewing panoramas and the other collections. By the … Continue reading February 2021 Update – Mt. Rose, Lindbergh, Maps & Panoramas

New 1964 Panoramas, and Collections

We’ve added new 1964 aerial images – from the year the Beatles took America by storm. This project expanded into developing a new Aerial Panorama Viewer for exploring them (including panning and zooming into the images), which then grew into extending the simple Collections Viewer interface to support the other History Project collections. New 1964 … Continue reading New 1964 Panoramas, and Collections

Pennington & Titusville Business Maps c1875

Who were the people who lived here in the Hopewell Valley around 1875 – some 150 years ago? And what did they do here? The maps of the time show that many ran small businesses, providing supplies and services to the local community. Some of these businesses are still familiar today: druggist, barber, shoemaker, dressmaker, … Continue reading Pennington & Titusville Business Maps c1875

January 2021 Update – Hopewell Landmarks

The January updates on the Hopewell Valley History Project site included explorations of several historic Hopewell landmarks, through newly-contributed family photos and the History Project collections. There are also some new enhancements to the site, included extended Image Galleries, built-in Pan/Zoom for exploring images in the History Map, and a new Property Report viewer for … Continue reading January 2021 Update – Hopewell Landmarks

December 2020 Update –

The December updates on the Hopewell Valley History Project site focused on providing convenient access to the materials on the site for new visitors from a talk and video. Other items include: History Project Site Index page and Town Index pages Hopewell Borough History Briefs page – History Project briefs Historical Maps index page and … Continue reading December 2020 Update –

The “Frog War” in Hopewell

So what’s all this about a “Frog War” in Hopewell? And why does the frog seem to be the unofficial mascot of Hopewell Borough? The Hopewell Elementary School has a frog mascot, and the Hopewell Harvest Fair has a “Find Freddie [the Frog]” contest. And you’ll see the frog theme on the weathervane on the … Continue reading The “Frog War” in Hopewell

History Project Talk on YouTube

The Pennington Public Library has begun posting videos of the many Zoom presentations that they have hosted over the past months. These include the Hopewell Valley History Project presentation from May 17, 2020, “Discover Hopewell Valley History from Home.” The presentation features a case study of using the materials from the History Project site to … Continue reading History Project Talk on YouTube

Sharing Information on the Web: The Hopewell Valley History Project

by Douglas DixonTuesday, December 8, 2020, 7 pmPrinceton Macintosh Users GroupWebinar via Zoom If you’re interested in local history, this talk will provide an overview of the Hopewell Valley History Project, explain how the site is organized, and show how you can use the different elements to explore your interests in local places and history. … Continue reading Sharing Information on the Web: The Hopewell Valley History Project

November 2020 Update – Mementos

The November updates on the Hopewell Valley History Project site featured new a new Mementos gallery, a new Hopewell Boro map, a look at Hopewell area high school activities in 1930 / 1940, and the mystery of the Hopewell Bottling Company. Other items include: 1950 Hopewell Election Ballot in Municipal Pamphlets Six additional brochures in … Continue reading November 2020 Update – Mementos

Hopewell High Schools in the 1920s

What was it like to graduate from high school in the Roaring Twenties, or in the midst of the Great Depression? Here are a couple hints from Hopewell High School in 1924 and 1926, and from Central High School in Pennington in 1932. First, we have two small leather-bound books from 1924 and 1926 with … Continue reading Hopewell High Schools in the 1920s