The Hopewell Valley Historical Society was formed in 1975 by a group of individuals interested in preserving the rich history of Hopewell Township, including the boroughs of Hopewell and Pennington, and the villages of Harbourton, Mt. Rose, Titusville, Washington Crossing, and Woodsville, located in Mercer County, New Jersey.
We are an independent, non-profit organization of volunteers, funded primarily by membership. Membership in the Society supports the ongoing work we do to help keep local history alive.
Visit the collections at the Hopewell Township branch of the Mercer County Library in Pennington. The room is staffed on Thursdays from 12 noon to 4 pm.
The mission of the Society is to preserve the early heritage of our Hopewell Valley:
We regularly sponsor community programs on local history, often in partnership with the Hopewell Museum and the Pennington Library. These programs typically are free and open to the public.
The Hopewell Valley Heritage Weekend brings together multiple local organizations to promote our local heritage; held annually on Memorial Day weekend.
Our collections are housed at the Hopewell Township branch of the Mercer County Library in Pennington. The room is staffed on Fridays from 12 noon to 4:45 pm.
The collections include documents including newspapers, maps, and other materials, historical photographs of the Hopewell region, audio and video recordings of presentations and oral histories, and family history materials.
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We collect, preserve, and make accessible published and unpublished material on the history of the Hopewell Valley, from presettlement to today. We collect primary and secondary resources documenting the inhabitants, institutions, and communities of the Hopewell Valley.
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The HVHS works to bring history alive within the Hopewell Valley community through special projects, community outreach programs, and participation in community events.
Our current special projects to collect and communicate local history within the community include historical signage, working with community groups to post historically appropriate signage at historic sites, and oral history, working with other local organizations to interview long time residents to record their memories of life in Hopewell Valley.
We are 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 including our Annual Meeting.
We also welcome donations to help continue the work of preserving and sharing history of Hopewell Valley.