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Events happening in and around Hopewell Valley

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Princeton Graveyard Virtual Tour (Virtual)

Get into the Princeton spirit with a virtual tour of Princeton Cemetery, referred to as the "Westminster Abbey of the United States." Hear the fascinating stories, accompanied by images of the final resting places, of many of Princeton's prominent citizens, including a U.S. president, vice president, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Presented […]

Osage Orange Day at Howell Farm

Howell Living History Farm 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, NJ

Planting and pruning is only finished when the Osage orange hedgerow is "horse high and hog tight." Help farmers trim these natural fences, and gather fallen oranges for use in the farmhouse basement where their scent is thought to discourage insects and spiders from taking up residence. Discover evidence of Pleasant Valley's historic landscape by […]

Cemetery Journeys: Understanding Local Cemeteries and Gravestones (virtual)

Many think of cemeteries as forbidden places. They are actually quiet, peaceful places and outdoor art museums full of history. Not only is the history of the individuals buried there, but also the surrounding community.  On Sunday, November 7 at 3pm via zoom, for “Cemetery Journeys: Understanding Local Cemeteries and Gravestones," with Cheryl Jackson and […]

Hopewell Train Stations: History and Art

Hopewell Theater 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, NJ

In person at The Hopewell Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ or online over Zoom. Registration required Information and Zoom registration: https://www.hopewellvalleyhistory.org/programs.html#TrainStations   Doug Dixon of the Hopewell Valley History Project will present a visual history of the National Register-listed  Hopewell and Pennington train stations, which were built in 1876. Meet the artists:  Also chat […]

A Civil War Christmas (virtual)

This virtual presentation, accompanied by a slideshow, discusses the experiences of the Civil War soldier during the Christmas seasons of 1861 - 1865. Away from home, soldiers celebrated the season in different ways together in camp on the march and on the battlefield. The program will also discuss how Christmas was celebrated in the Civil […]

Quilting Through the Centuries: Women’s Life and History in America (virtual)

Quilting is one of the oldest forms of women’s crafting. Discover how the history of quilting in the United States mirrors the history of women from colonial times to today. Learn about Liberty Hall’s women and view some of Liberty Hall’s oldest quilts. This program will be presented by Hannah Gaston, a Coordinator of School […]

Washington Crossing re-enactment rehearsal

Washington Crossing State Park Titusville, NJ

Save the date! The first crossing reenactment of the year will be Sunday, December 12, from 10am to 4pm (actual crossing begins at 1pm). This is a great way to enjoy the crossing if you can't make it Christmas Day! During the First Crossing, hundreds of troops row across the Delaware River in uniform just […]

Christmas and the Winter Solstice (virtual)

Since prehistory, the winter solstice has been seen as a significant time of year in many cultures and has been marked by festivals and rituals. The pagan Scandinavian and Germanic people of northern Europe celebrated a twelve-day "midwinter" (winter solstice) holiday called Yule (also called Jul, Julblot, jólablót, midvinterblot, julofferfest). Join Jeff Kampf from Lifelong […]

Watermills of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed (hybrid virtual)

The Watershed Institute 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ

People have long been drawn to water, out of basic necessity, as a source of food resources, and more recently, for the power it can provide. Explore the history of the water-powered industry and the several dozen or so watermills of the Stony Brook-Millstone watershed. These range in date from the early 18th through the […]

The Music of the Civil Rights Movement (virtual)

Mercer County Library System invites you on a musical tour of Civil Rights history in America. John Clark, music historian, will cover the historical relevance and back stories of 1950s and 1960s anthems and songs that were popular through the Civil Rights Movement. Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to register to receive link to program.