Hopewell Train Station Art Gallery

The Image Gallery now has a new Hopewell Train Station Art Gallery, focused on images of the Hopewell and Pennington Borough train stations and the associated artists. We welcome more examples of artwork of the local train stations, and more information on these and other local artists. == Visit the new Hopewell Train Station Art … Continue reading Hopewell Train Station Art Gallery

Pennington Historic Walking Tour Guide

We are pleased to now have the Pennington Historic Walking Tour Guide (PDF), prepared by the Pennington Historic Sites Committee around 1990 as part of establishing the Pennington Crossroads historic district. == Read the Pennington Historic Walking Tour Guide == The brochure features 31 buildings in the historic district, starting at Railroad place and West … Continue reading Pennington Historic Walking Tour Guide

More Intriguing Hopewell Train Station Art

As follow up to last week’s post on Hopewell Train Station Art, here are some more examples of art featuring Hopewell area train stations. However, we have less information about these – some even are note cards with no additional identifying information. Also see the following post on additional artists in the new Hopewell Train … Continue reading More Intriguing Hopewell Train Station Art

August 2020 Update

Site updates for the month of August were widely varied, from Pennington aerials to the history of Seminary Avenue (and its barbers), to Hopewell train station art, and more. By the numbers, we finished the month with 180 files in the Archives, including 77 documents and 103 maps and aerials. The Image Gallery now has … Continue reading August 2020 Update

Hopewell Train Station Art

Our Hopewell and Pennington train stations are not just historically interesting, they are also favorite subjects for artists and photographers, both amateur and professional. We’ve all seen various examples of train station art around, but we don’t know much more about them. So it seemed time to dig deeper into three examples of these artists … Continue reading Hopewell Train Station Art

Pennington Borough Aerials c1996

Here are three large aerial views of Pennington Borough, showing South Main Street and West Delaware Avenue. These were apparently filmed in 1996, based on the building at 12 South Main. (These open in a new viewer window so you can pan / zoom in the images.) The original format of these images is black … Continue reading Pennington Borough Aerials c1996

V-J Day in Hopewell – August 14, 1945

During World War II, Dean Ashton, a Hopewell journalist, wrote the Hopewell News, a newsletter of hometown news for distribution to service members around the world. After almost two and a half years, and in his 43rd issue, Ashton finally was able to share the news of celebrating V-J Day in Hopewell on August 14, … Continue reading V-J Day in Hopewell – August 14, 1945

Hopewell & Pennington Histories

We’ve posted two extensive chronological histories of Hopewell Borough and Pennington Borough, written by the late David Blackwell. These were printed in the 125th Anniversary Programs for the two towns, in 2015 and 2016 respectively, and are illustrated with historical photos and maps. == Read The Story of Pennington, 1890 – 2015 (PDF) ==== Read … Continue reading Hopewell & Pennington Histories

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. == Browse the Town Pamphlets Collection (separate … Continue reading Town Pamphlets Collection

Pennington History & Walking Tour

The Hopewell Valley History Project is now hosting the wonderful Pennington Borough History and Tour site, which was developed and maintained by local resident Joe Sinniger. Joe originally developed the site from a Walking Tour Guide created by the Pennington Historic Sites Committee around 1990, with pages featuring images and descriptions of some 40 houses … Continue reading Pennington History & Walking Tour