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Speaker Series: The Story of the Hopewell Inn and the People Who Sustained It

May 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Hopewell Inn, long known as the Central Hotel, had a nearly 150 year history as a part of the town of Hopewell before it was demolished in July 2022. The building was used for residential and retail, hotel and livery, saloon and apartments, luncheonette and rooming house, and bar and bistro.

This presentation explores the forgotten history of the Hopewell Inn, and of the people and families who nurtured and reinvigorated the building and ran the businesses through the years.

We also will take a visual tour of the building in its final form – not only the exterior and public spaces, but also the upstairs rooms and cellar – and discover clues about how the building was constructed and expanded.

Doug Dixon is an independent technology consultant and writer, now morphed into a history enthusiast. He is a board member of The Hopewell Museum and the Hopewell Valley Historical Society.

This event will take place in person at the Hopewell Theater, but you can also attend virtually via Zoom by registering at this link or at redlibrary.org/events. This event is cosponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and the Hopewell Museum.


May 3, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 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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