Walking Tour of
Saturday, May 21, 11 am
Tour begins at Hopewell Public Library
13 East Broad Street
Organized by Hopewell Public Library
in conjunction with Hopewell Valley Historical Society
The Hopewell 125th Celebration continues on May 21, 2016 with a Walking Tour of Historic Hopewell Borough. The Hopewell Public Library in conjunction with the Hopewell Valley Historical Society has organized a one-hour tour that begins in front of the Library at 11 am. It will include some history about many of the town’s oldest buildings and stories highlighting events from the past. The historical walk will be lead by local historian Jack Koeppel.
Pre-registration is required and participation will be limited.
The tour, part of the Hopewell 125th Celebration, begins with interesting facts about how the tiny 18th century village was founded by the early Baptists. Also, learn how the congregation built the town’s centerpiece Old School Baptist Church and created the trust that maintains it today. The tour follows along West Broad, Mercer, Model Avenue and Railroad Place. After walking up Blackwell Avenue the tour will end at the Hopewell Museum with facts, events and stories shared all along the way. Some of the other featured buildings include early taverns and two former schoolhouses. Stories about current homes that had former lives now long forgotten may surprise those in attendance.
This popular tour has been given numerous times in the past and participants have been consistently surprised to learn so many interesting facts about Hopewell. Don’t miss the opportunity to join us. For more information or to register call the Hopewell Public Library to save your place on the the tour.
Registration required call 609-466-1625