The poignant story of St Michael’s will be told by a former resident Wednesday

St. Michaels Orphanage Girls Softball game (photo courtesy of Jack Koeppel)

Between 1898-1973, St. Michael’s Orphanage was a local landmark in Hopewell.  

On Wednesday, January 22, Josephine Allen, a former resident of the orphanage, will explain how the transformation of the orphanage into a permanent nature and farmland preserve has had a positive impact on her life. Allen is now a D&R Greenway volunteer helping manage and steward the preserve that was once her home.

Allen was reintroduced to the St. Michael’s land at a walk and bonfire event last year. She became enamored with the healing power of being on the land in a new way. “I love nature and its magical qualities that heal my heart and soul,” she said

St. Michael’s trail (photo by Carl Geisler)

Excerpts from a newly developed free mobile app called TravelStorys, will showcase stories of the land and its impact on people who walk it. The developer of TravelStorys, Story Clark, will describe the new audio tour of St. Michaels that her company has created in collaboration with D&R Greenway, the Princeton non-profit that led the preservation of St. Michael’s working with over 900 local families and businesses. 

Speakers: Josephine Allen, former resident of St. Michaels, Linda Mead, D&R Greenway, Story Clark, TravelStorys Founder & CEO

Wednesday January 22 from 7- 8 PM. Doors open at 6:30

1 Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ

Submitted by D&R Greenway

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