Mercer County Trolley History Topic of Talk at Library Event

Mercer County Trolley History Topic of Talk at Library Event

Hopewell Valley Historical Society, George H. Frisbie Photographic Collection Collection, Main & Delaware, Pennington, NJ

Taking a trolley in our area seems hard to imagine today but, in the early 20th century, trolley tracks connecting Trenton with Princeton carried more than one million passengers each year, with lines extending as far as Pennington and Hopewell.

Discover how Mercer County residents used to commute by trolley at this joint program presented by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, Hopewell Museum, and Mercer County Library System. On Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 3 to 4:30pm.Dennis Waters, the Lawrence Township Historian, will give a talk about the trolley system with particular focus on the Hopewell and Pennington lines. Waters will even give hints where one can discover relics of the trolley lines that still exist in our landscape.

The event will be held at the Hopewell Township Branch of the Mercer County Library at 245 Pennington-Titusville Road and is free, but seating is limited and registration is required. You may reserve your space online at or by calling 609-737-2610. Refreshments will be served.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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