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Discover Local History from Home
May 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Hopewell Valley History Project (HopewellHistoryProject.org) is a new effort to collect and save our local heritage in digital form, where you can find over 150 primary references, including historic books, documents, maps, and aerial images. We have collected over 650 historic images and developed a prototype Hopewell History Map so you can interactively explore historic and current-day properties, along with associated images and documents. (click photo for more images)
This presentation will briefly explain the background of this work and provide a tour of the materials that are currently available, but focus on investigating the beginnings of public libraries in Hopewell. Join us to explore the possibilities of this work for your own history questions. And please take a look around your home to see if there are other materials that you could contribute to this effort.
Douglas Dixon is an independent technology consultant and writer. Doug created the History Project and developed its websites. He is a board member of the Hopewell Valley Historical Society.
Co-sponsored by Pennington Public Library, Hopewell Valley Historical Society, and The Hopewell Museum and made possible in part by a New Jersey Historical Commission history regrant from the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission.