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The Mercer & Somerset Story & The Frog War (Virtual)
May 26 @ 7:00 pm
Join the HV Heritage Week and the Pennington Library on May 26 at 7pm for an event co-sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, The Hopewell Museum, the Hopewell Public Library, and the Pennington Public Library: The Mercer & Somerset Story & The Frog War with presenter John Kilbride, railroad historian and author.
John Kilbride will present the history and legacy of the Mercer & Somerset Railroad, an obscure, rural, central New Jersey line that became famous not for its trains, but for its fate as a Pennsylvania Railroad proxy in the 1876 “Frog War.” John will cover the history of the line, its role in the Hopewell skirmish, and its decline and abandonment in 1881.
This event is part of Hopewell Valley Heritage Week, May 23 – 31, 2021, celebrating the rich heritage of the Hopewell Valley with a full week of events. For more, see https://thehopewellmuseum.org/hvhw.
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