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Hopewell Valley Heritage Week - May 21 - 30
Celebrating the rich heritage of the Hopewell Valley with a full week of events. This year’s theme is If You Build It They Will Come—Early American Arts, Crafts & Trades in Hopewell Valley.
Seminary Ave. Historic Walking Tour - May 21 - 23
Doug Dixon explores the stories of the people and businesses of the apparently nondescript Seminary Ave., plus two more blocks to Gazebo Park.
Skills Developed by a Free Hunterdon County Black Man - May 24
Larry Kidder illustrates how human beings often have to reach deeply and persistently to acquire and use important skills.
American Indian Artifacts and Tools - May 27 & 28
Join our local archeological experts at the Hopewell Museum as we explore the tools and technologies of the American Indians of the Hopewell Valley.
Pennington Borough Historic Walking Tour - May 28
Learn about Pennington's architecture and history on a Walking Tour with Eric Holtermann and Jack Davis of the Preservation Commission.
HVHS Archives Open
The HVHS archives are located in the Hopewell Township branch of the Mercer County Library. We will be available on Fridays from noon to 4 pm. Space in the room is limited. Please email research requests in advance of your visit.
About the HVHS
The Hopewell Valley Historical Society was formed in 1975 by a group of citizens interested in preserving the rich heritage of the Hopewell Valley. We collect and preserve items relating to Hopewell Valley, sponsor public events to share our history, and encourage the preservation of historic sites.
Hopewell Valley Historical Society is an independent non-profit organization of volunteers, funded primarily by membership. Membership benefits include advance notice of events, our quarterly newsletter, volunteer opportunities, and special members-only events.
In addition to membership, the Hopewell Valley Historical Society welcomes donations from individuals and organizations to help support our ongoing work to help keep local history alive.