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History of the Bottling Industry of Central New Jersey

Mar 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

History of the Bottling Industry of Central New Jersey – 1840 Through Prohibition on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 2pm at Hopewell Museum, 28 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525

The program is free and open to the public. In order for us to plan, please RSVP to hvhist@aol.com to tell us that you are coming. A snow date is planned for March 29th.

Jerry Pevahouse will talk about the local bottling and brewing business. This includes the history of local immigration and the contributions of early German and Irish immigrants, then later Italian, Eastern European and Jewish immigrants. Many became prominent local businessmen. Jerry will also discuss the bottling business which evolved over a hundred-year period from a low tech to a high tech industry.

Artist, photographer, and collector Jerry Pevahouse ran a computer consulting company, Cranbury Micro Support, Inc. of Cranbury, NJ from 1990 until 2018. Jerry was a Museum curator for the Cranbury Historical Society, and researched Cranbury’s Civil War history which is now part of the NJ State Archives reference collection. He is a long-time collector of antique bottles, and has comprehensively researched the history of the bottling industry of Trenton, NJ.

This event is co-sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and The Hopewell Museum. This program is made possible, in part, by a New Jersey Historical Commission history regrant from the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission.


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Mar 22, 2020
2:00 pm
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Hopewell Valley Historical Society
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Hopewell Museum
28 E. Broad St.
Hopewell, NJ 08525 United States
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