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The Spirits of Hopewell Valley

September 16, 2017

 

Come and hear voices from the past with a historical reenactment as I play one of eight local figures buried in Pennington, NJ at the Methodist Cemetery on Pennington-Titusville Road and the Pennington African Cemetery on South Main Street. These idyllic burying grounds contain some of Hopewell Valley's first settlers, dating back to the early 18th and 19th centuries.

 

Spirits of Hopewell Valley recounts their lives and deaths, the historical times, and the joys and hardships they shared. Period music will be performed by the Hopewell Hall, a small a cappella ensemble specializing in 18th and 19th repertoire.

 

History is more than dates and times. It's people... stories of their lives, hopes, joys and sorrow. Come listen to how life was lived in Hopewell Township in its earliest years. The ceremony takes place at the Old Pennington Methodist Cemetary on Sunday, October 15th at 2pm (rain date October 22nd). Post-performance reception with light refreshments to be held at the Pennington Public Library, featuring photography by Cheryl Jackson.

 

Sponsored by the Pennington Public Library, the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, and the United Methodist Church of Pennington.

 

Photo Credit: Cheryl Jackson

 

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