Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social

Join friends and family for an old-fashioned ice cream social along River, from Trimmer Ave. to Church Rd., in Titusville, NJ. Our community will be treated to ice cream from Johnson Family Ice Cream as they take in the beautiful views along the river. Perhaps, if they are lucky, they can take a trip back in time with one of our residents in Revolutionary War Era dress.

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Opening Reception
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Reception

  • First Prespbyterian Church of Titusville (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come to the First Presbyterian Church of Titusville and join us for light fare and an overview of Hopewell Valley Heritage Weekend's Offerings. Musical performance by local a capella ensemble, Hopewell Hall.

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American Indians in Hopewell: A Census Puzzle Solved
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

American Indians in Hopewell: A Census Puzzle Solved

In this illustrated talk, he will look at why Carlisle Indian School sent young men to Hopewell farms and how the individuals sent on “outings” spent their time here and often built relationships with the Hopewell farm families throughout the township that had asked to employ them. The talk will include images of some of the students sent to Hopewell, in addition to some of the places they occupied. This is part of the complex history of White/Indian relationships in our nation’s history. Click the heading for more information.

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The Architecture of Hopewell
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

The Architecture of Hopewell

Join Ian Burrow, Max Hayden, and Alison Baxter on architectural walking tours around Hopewell Borough. Experience the different architectural styles and see examples “in the wild.” Tours will meet at the Hopewell Public Library, 13 East Broad St. Hopewell. Tours will start at 10:00, 10:30, 12:30, and 1:00. Sponsored by the Hopewell Public Library & Hopewell Borough Historic Preservation Commission. Registration is required. Visit the Hopewell Public Library or call 609-466-1625 to register. Click the heading for more information.

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Presentation by Rev. John R. Norwood & Family
May
25
2:30 PM14:30

Presentation by Rev. John R. Norwood & Family

Reverend Norwood is the Principle Justice of the Tribal Supreme Court and Councilman-at-Large for the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Nation in South Jersey. He will offer a presentation on the history and current work of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lanape Nation followed by a question and answer session. He will be joined by his wife, Mrs. Tanya Smiling SpiritDove Norwood. Mrs. Norwood represents her tribe as an alternate delegate to the National Congress of American Indians, the oldest and largest organization of tribal governments in the United States. Also joining them will be their daughter, Trinity Happy-Dancing-Feather Norwood. She is the creator of the nonprofit organization, Native New Jersey. Native New Jersey is dedicated to spreading awareness, dispelling stereotypes and misconceptions about Native people, and educating both students and teachers alike about Native history, culture, and current event. Takes place at the Hopewell Museum.

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Spring Lifestyles of the Local Native Americans
May
27
2:00 PM14:00

Spring Lifestyles of the Local Native Americans

  • Washington Crossing Park Nature Center (map)
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Jim Wade, former archivist and researcher with the N.J. State Museum will discuss primitive stone tool use by Native Americans in central New Jersey. Emphasis will be on the significance and importance of the Indian way of life during the spring season, focusing on the activities of community fish gathering, hunting and village life. The program will include a slide presentation and Native American artifacts will be on display. Takes place at the Washington Crossing Park Nature Center. Click the title for more details.

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Historical Watercolors: Hopewell Valley and Beyond
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Historical Watercolors: Hopewell Valley and Beyond

Jacquelyn Pillsbury will share watercolors created by her late mother-in-law Joyce Enoch Pillsbury. Joyce Pillsbury was a resident of Ewing, NJ for more than 60 years. Her watercolors portray quirky local scenes including barns, historic buildings, industrial sites, nature and urban streetscapes that represent a unique perspective of Mercer County, NJ. Mercer County Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, NJ 08534. Registration requested: hopeprogs@mcl.org or 609.737.2610.

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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Community Forum, Hopewell Museum

THE HOPEWELL MUSEUM AND HOPEWELL VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY INVITE YOU TO HELP US PLAN THE FUTURE OF HISTORY IN HOPEWELL VALLEY

Please join us at one of three upcoming community forums to:

  • explore possibilities for dynamic programs and exhibitions

  • consider what objects you think should be collected

  • envision educational outreach opportunities to audiences of all ages

  • share stories of our Hopewell Valley heritage

  • foster new relationships in the community

Forums are open to the general public and will be professionally facilitated. We welcome representatives of other groups and organizations! Each forum will be about 90 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.

Bring your ideas and share them with us!

Register for one of our sessions by following the sign-up link below. Pre-registration is not required. However, it will help us to prepare for attendance if you can let us know which forum you plan to participate in by registering.

THE HOPEWELL MUSEUM
28 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ
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Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Community Forum, Union Fire House

THE HOPEWELL MUSEUM AND HOPEWELL VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY INVITE YOU TO HELP US PLAN THE FUTURE OF HISTORY IN HOPEWELL VALLEY

Please join us at one of three upcoming community forums to:

  • explore possibilities for dynamic programs and exhibitions

  • consider what objects you think should be collected

  • envision educational outreach opportunities to audiences of all ages

  • share stories of our Hopewell Valley heritage

  • foster new relationships in the community

Forums are open to the general public and will be professionally facilitated. We welcome representatives of other groups and organizations! Each forum will be about 90 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.

Bring your ideas and share them with us!

Register for one of our sessions by following the sign-up link below. Pre-registration is not required. However, it will help us to prepare for attendance if you can let us know which forum you plan to participate in by registering.

UNION FIRE HOUSE
1396 River Road, Titusville, NJ
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Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Community Forum, Pennington United Methodist Church

  • Pennington United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THE HOPEWELL MUSEUM AND HOPEWELL VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY INVITE YOU TO HELP US PLAN THE FUTURE OF HISTORY IN HOPEWELL VALLEY

Please join us at one of three upcoming community forums to:

  • explore possibilities for dynamic programs and exhibitions

  • consider what objects you think should be collected

  • envision educational outreach opportunities to audiences of all ages

  • share stories of our Hopewell Valley heritage

  • foster new relationships in the community

Forums are open to the general public and will be professionally facilitated. We welcome representatives of other groups and organizations! Each forum will be about 90 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.

Bring your ideas and share them with us!

Register for one of our sessions by following the sign-up link below. Pre-registration is not required. However, it will help us to prepare for attendance if you can let us know which forum you plan to participate in by registering.

PENNINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Morrell Hall
60 South Main Street, Pennington, NJ
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MUSEUM CLOSED. VISITS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Jul
15
to Sep 4

MUSEUM CLOSED. VISITS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

The Hopewell Museum will be closed July 15 through September 4, 2018 in order to focus on the assessing and cataloging of our collections. The Museum will resume it's regular hours September 5. Visits to the Museum during this time are still possible but will be by appointment only. Please use the contact form to request a visit. We look forward to receiving guests in September.

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