How can you build a modern addition to a historic house like the Jeremiah Woolsey House near Woolsey Park? How can we accommodate modern life while still respecting history?

Life in the 21st century is very different from life in the 18th and 19th centuries, even in Hopewell Valley. Today, people want media rooms, charging stations and Pelotons – but they also want to preserve and restore the historic homes that contribute so much to the heritage of their communities.

On Sunday, September 19, Eric Holtermann, architect, and chair of the Pennington Borough Historic Preservation Commission, will discuss how beloved historic structures can be appropriately and respectfully adapted for modern life.

The meeting will be at the historic Jeremiah Woolsey house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is now the home of the Granzow family. Holtermann is the architect behind the design for the recent addition to house. At the end of the annual meeting, the Granzows will lead attendees on a tour of the house.

This presentation is part of the 2021 annual meeting of the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, and is free and open to the public. This meeting will be held outdoors, and also streamed online over the Internet.

The HVHS annual meeting will be at 2pm, and Holtermann’s presentation will be at 3pm.

– If you choose to attend in person – Social distancing and masks required for in-person attendance. Please bring your own mask and chair.

– If you choose to attend online – You must pre-register to sign up.

Click for more information, and to register for the online Zoom webinar -> https://www.hopewellvalleyhistory.org/programs.html#Additions

Submitted by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society

The featured photo shows the 2020 socially-distanced annual meeting at the Woolsey house.

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