Lost Hopewell: Stories from the Past

Local historian Jack Keppel will return to tell some the lesser-known stories of Hopewell village on Wednesday, November 1st from 7-8pm at the newly renovated Hopewell Theater, as part of the Hopewell Public Library’s Wednesday Night Out series.

While much of Hopewell’s architectural past has survived, many stories from the village’s past have been lost to time.

The Frog War, St. Michael’s Orphanage, the utopian community of Ralston Heights and the Castle… many residents are aware of these legends, but do not know the details. Join local historian Jack Koeppel, as he sheds light on these better-known stories as well as the lesser-known tales of Hopewell including ES Wells’ Stock Farm and his Rough-On-Rats fortune, John Piggott’s Hopewell Valley Agricultural Warehouse, Miss Boggs’ Hopewell Female Seminary, Hoproco tin toys, and Cox’s Shaving Parlor.

Jack Koeppel’s well-researched and illustrated historical presentations about Hopewell are always community favorites. This lecture is free and open to the public.

The Hopewell Public Library’s Wednesday Night Out talk series is held on the first Wednesday of each month. Due to the size limitations of the library building these talks are usually held at the Hopewell Train Station. To accommodate a larger attendance, this month’s Hopewell history talk will be held at the newly renovated Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Avenue, in Hopewell Borough. For more information, check www.redlibrary.org or Facebook, or call 466-1625.

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