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The Old School Baptist Meeting of Hopewell: New research, investigations, and plans

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Wed., Dec. 13, 2023, 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Free and open to the public
Attend in person at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 80 West Broad St., Hopewell, NJ
Or join online virtual presentation via Zoom -> Click to register here for online only
Moderated by Ian Burrow

In the last few years, local historical researchers and preservation experts have been finding out more about the history of the nationally-important Old School Baptist Meeting House and its congregation, founded in the early 1700’s. Come and hear local historical researchers and preservation experts discuss what is being uncovered and about planning for the future of this historic Hopewell treasure. Followed by a Q&A session.

Presentations:
– The Historic Importance of the the Old School Baptist Church and its Congregation – Christie Alderman, Preparer of the National Register of Historic Places Nomination
– Researching the Historical Documents of the Old School Baptist Meeting – Cynthia O’Connor, Local Historian
– The African-American Old School Baptists – Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills, Authors of If These Stones Could Talk
– The 1747 Graveyard: Where and Who? – Ian Burrow, Archaeologist
– Preserving the Old School Baptist Meeting for the Future – Michael Mills, Historic Preservation Architect
– Q and A – Moderated by Ian Burrow

Hopewell Public Library Speaker Series
Co-sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and The Hopewell Museum

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