Hopewell Valley Historical Society regularly sponsors 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.
Wed., Dec. 4, 2019 - 7 pm
** Hopewell Train Station ** 2 Railroad Place, Hopewell NJ
Free and open to the public
Local enthusiast Doug Dixon will introduce the Hopewell Valley History Project, a new volunteer effort to collect and organize the important sources of our local heritage in digital form, to share online for open and convenient access (HopewellHistoryProject.org).
So are you interested in exploring the history of your house, your neighborhood, your town, your forebearers? The good news is that there's lots of information available on various sites online, and we also are blessed with a variety of institutions that are collecting and archiving local materials.
But how and where do you get started? How do you figure out the fundamentals, so that you then can dig in deeper? This is the genesis of the Hopewell Valley History Project, which already has posted over 100 key references (including historic e-books and photos, maps and aerial images, and municipal tax maps), along with research guides that provide overviews of the available materials and references for future research.
Doug Dixon is an independent technology consultant and writer, specializing in Web technology, databases, and digital media. He previously was a product manager and software developer at Intel and Sarnoff. Doug is a board member of the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, and is managing the new HVHS website, along with the Hopewell Public Library website. He also developed the Hopewell-Events.com site that provides consolidated listings of upcoming featured events at local non-profits.
Sponsored by the Hopewell Public Library