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As part of the Hopewell Public Library’s Wednesday Night Out series, archaeologist and archivist, Jim Wade, will present a new program about some of the earliest heroes in the Hopewell Valley on Wednesday, August 5 from 7-8pm, at the Hopewell Boro Train Station.

You can learn more about how, in 1689, Jonathan Stout, Hopewell’s first white settler, became a “hero” to the local native Indians in the Hopewell Valley and how the local Hopewell native Indians helped Jonathan Stout with safe passage back to his original home in Middletown, N.J.

Plus, you can find out how, in the 1690s, Hopewell’s second earliest settler, Dr. Roger Parke, came and visited the local native Indians of the Hopewell Valley and studied and learned their use of herbs and plants in making medicine and providing remedies and cures for the earliest white settlers of the Hopewell Valley.

Presenter, Jim Wade, has worked as a field archaeologist and an archaeological field assistant at several Indian sites throughout Central New Jersey. Jim also worked as an archivist with the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, documenting Native American land holdings from the 17th and 18th centuries. He has taught several courses on the New Jersey Indians through the Princeton Adult School and Brookdale Community College. Jim is a frequent speaker on the Indians at the Washington Crossing State Park Nature Center and gives seasonal presentations on the Indians of our State throughout Central New Jersey.

It is free of charge. For more information, call Hopewell Public Library at 609-466-1625.

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