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MercerMe Community Calendar:
Events happening in and around Hopewell Valley

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Vintage Valentine’s Day Postcards (virtual)

In honor of the February Valentine’s Day holiday, David Burchell will present a brief history of the wide variety of century old postcards in his collection with a special focus on the topic of Valentine’s Day, on Thursday, February 2, 7pm. He will discuss the common practice of daily communication with “postals”, the everyday “emails” of a […]

Freedom to All: New Jersey’s African-American Civil War Soldiers (virtual)

Join discussion Freedom to All: New Jersey's African-American Civil War Soldiers on Wednesday, February 8, 7pm, virtually hosted by the Mercer County Library System. Author and historian, Joseph G. Bilby discusses his book, Freedom to All, which explores the contributions of New Jersey's African-American Civil War soldiers.  An often overlooked subject, Mr. Bilby expands on the involvement […]

The Life of Belle da Costa Greene (virtual)

Join the Mercer County Library System on Wednesday, February 15, 7pm as Jeanne Johnson, docent at Princeton University Art Museum, as well as Morven Museum and Garden, presents the story of a phenomenal woman, Belle da Costa Greene, who became one of the most prominent librarians in American history. While cataloging and working with rare books at […]

East Windsor’s African American West Airport Road Community

The West Airport Road Project will commemorate contributions to agriculture and commerce in the Hightstown-East Windsor area by the Sumbry family and others who worked and lived there. In his talk on Wednesday, February 22, 7pm Charles (Cappy) Stults, president of the Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society, will outline that history and describe plans to erect interpretive […]

The DASH or Mediterranean Diet

Healthy Eating helps the body to stay in tip top shape. The differences between the Mediterranean Diet and DASH will be discussed in this webinar along with keeping your immune system strong. The DASH or Mediterranean Diet on Thursday, February 23, 1pm will be presented by Dr. Karen Ensle, the Family and Community Health Sciences […]

Introduction to New Jersey Genealogy (virtual)

Interested in tracing your New Jersey family history? Not sure where to start? On Thursday, March 2, 7:00 pm, Regina Fitzpatrick, genealogy librarian at the New Jersey State Library, will review genealogy basics and strategies for collecting information before visiting a repository. We will also discuss great resources to discover your ancestors at the New Jersey […]

Feminism in Music, 1870-1970 (virtual)

This is an overview of 100 years of history, investigating the manifestation of American women's struggles for equal rights through music and songwriting. It begins in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with the music of women's suffrage and labor strikes. Next come the early songs of female independence associated with the "flappers" of […]

Female Spies in WWII

Join the Mercer County Library system on Monday, March 13, 6:30 pm for thrilling tales of female spies during WWII. Spymaster Vera Atkins will deliver up secrets of women you never knew were spies. Alisa Dupuy, of The Ladies of History, is a French teacher who, in her spare time, loves to recount the lives of […]

Author Talk: Donald Proffit, Hardship Alaska

Join the author talk on Tuesday, March 14, 7pm as Trenton resident Donald Proffit, a former arts educator and school principal, was assigned to alternative service in Alaska as a Vietnam-era conscientious objector. He will read from his soon-to-be published memoir, Hardship Alaska, and talk about these formative years of exile, service, soul-searching, and self-discovery. Arriving in […]

Van Gogh: A Journey through His Paintings and Their Inspiration (virtual)

Van Gogh did not begin painting until his late twenties, and most of his better-known works were produced during his final two years. Producing more than 2000 artworks consisting of around 900 paintings and 1100 drawings and sketches, along with over 2000 letters (mostly between Van Gogh and his brother Theo), historians are able to […]