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Maps of Hopewell Township - 1849, 1860, 1875, 1903
[Sun., March 22, 2020 - 2 pm] -- ON HOLD
28 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525
Free and open to the public
Jerry Pevahouse will talk about the local bottling and brewing business. This includes the history of local immigration and the contributions of early German and Irish immigrants, then later Italian, Eastern European and Jewish immigrants. Many became prominent local businessmen. Jerry will also discuss the bottling business which evolved over a hundred-year period from a low tech to a high tech industry.
Artist, photographer, and collector Jerry Pevahouse ran a computer consulting company, Cranbury Micro Support, Inc. of Cranbury, NJ from 1990 until 2018. Jerry was a Museum curator for the Cranbury Historical Society, and researched Cranbury’s Civil War history which is now part of the N. J. State Archives reference collection. He is a long-time collector of antique bottles, and has comprehensively researched the history of the bottling industry of Trenton, N. J.
Sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and The Hopewell Museum. This program is made possible, in part, by a New Jersey Historical Commission history regrant from the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission. (Snow date March 29)