Celebrate Black History Month by Exploring the History of Pleasant Valley Hopewell Township

    Baldpate Mountain, Hopewell Township (photo credit: Mary Galioto)

    At an event co-hosted by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and the Hopewell Branch Library of the Mercer County Library System renowned local historian, Larry Kidder, will describe the experiences of African American families living and working, from the time of slavery into the 20th century, in “Pleasant Valley” in Hopewell Township. Kidder will discuss how their stories contribute to a fuller understanding of changes in our society as well as the evolution of agriculture in New Jersey.

    Kidder is the author of “Farming Pleasant Valley: 250 Years of Life in Rural Hopewell Township, New Jersey” about the Pleasant Valley area which lies in the northwestern corner of Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey.

    The event will take place at the Hopewell Branch Library located at 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington NJ (next to Hopewell Valley Central High School) on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 7pm to 8:30pm.

    For more information about this event, please see this link: http://www.hopewellvalleyhistory.org/Programs/BlackFamilies/blackFamiliesPleasantValleyProgram.pdf

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