19.6 F
Trenton
Friday, January 21, 2022

MercerMe Community Calendar:
Events happening in and around Hopewell Valley

To add to the calendar, please review our policy page at this link, then click this link to submit details about your organization’s event.

  1. Events
  2. history

Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

Today

Ellis Island: Island of Hope, Island of Tears (virtual)

Ellis Island, often referred to as: the “Island of Hope” and “Island of Tears.” Find out why by taking a slideshow and lecture covering the island’s earliest days up to the present day. Relive some of our immigrants’ experiences, and stories, along with their fears and disappointments. Lecture will include actual immigrant pictures both past […]

Ice Harvest at Howell Farm

Howell Living History Farm 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, NJ

Neighbors once called Howell Farm the “ice farm" because they could buy ice from the pond to keep their milk cool on the way to the train station on Pleasant Valley Road. In late January, visitors to the farm will learn about the tools and technology that made ice harvesting a successful business at the […]

The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man: Jacob Francis (virtual)

The internet webinar "The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man; Jacob Francis (1754 o 1836) will be presented by Larry Kidder on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 7pm. The event is co-sponsored by Hopewell Valley Historical Society, The Hopewell Museum, and the Hopewell Branch of the Mercer County Library.  To register, please visit https://tinyurl.com/francisJacob. Born in Amwell […]

The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man: Jacob Francis, 1754-1836

Born in Amwell Township to a free Black mother, Jacob Francis lived his 82-year life in a world of revolutionary change. He became caught up in the rising tide of revolution in the 1760s and 70s and served in the Continental Army, including at the Battle of Trenton, and then the New Jersey militia. Establishing […]

The Harlem Renaissance: Courage, Grace, and Vision (virtual)

The Harlem Renaissance was the beginning of an explosion in creativity that transformed African American identity and history, but it also transformed American culture in general. Never had so many people of all backgrounds read the thoughts of African Americans and embraced the Black community’s productions, expressions, and style in art, literature, music, dance, and […]

Valentine’s Greetings with MCL (virtual)

Why do lovers send greeting cards, candy, and roses on February 14? In his newest holiday program, author, photographer, and musician Kevin Woyce explores the romantic history of Valentine's Day, from Saint Valentine, Cupid, and the first Valentine cards to some of the season's most popular songs. The slideshow is illustrated with original photographs and […]

In Graves of Their Own (virtual)

Algernon Ward, a notable figure in Trenton’s history community and President of the 6th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops Reenactors, will highlight the history of Locust Hill, the largest remaining African American cemetery in the Capital city of Trenton. This event co-sponsored by Mercer County Library System, Friends of the Hickory Corner Branch, […]