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Researching Local History: Exploring Seminary Ave

July 6 @ 7:00 pm

Join the Hopewell Public Library for “Researching Local History: Exploring Seminary Ave” Wednesday Night Out Series at Hopewell Theater on Wednesday, July 6 at 7pm.

How can we find out about our local history – people and families, places and businesses? In this presentation, Doug Dixon of the Hopewell Valley History Project will follow up on his recent historic walking tour of Seminary Avenue to demonstrate how researching a variety of resources (many of which are online) can weave together interesting stories of our local history.

Why focus on Seminary Avenue? It turns out that Seminary Ave has been a “starter street” for Hopewell since it was opened around 1880. Its apartments and storefronts allowed young families and small businesses to establish themselves in a growing town – from barbers and butchers, to clothing and grocery stores.

Doug will explore the amazing stories of people and businesses that developed along this street, illustrated by maps, photos, deeds, newspaper articles and more. Doug Dixon is an independent technology consultant and writer, morphed into a history enthusiast. He is a board member of The Hopewell Museum and the Hopewell Valley Historical Society. Doug has developed the Hopewell Valley History Project, working with local contributors to collect and freely share digital copies of Hopewell’s historical materials.

This program is co-sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and the Hopewell Museum. To register, please use the online registration form. For more information, please call the Hopewell Public Library at (609) 466-1625, email hpl@redlibrary.org or visit https://www.redlibrary.org.

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July 6
7:00 pm
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Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, NJ 08525 United States
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609 466 1964
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