Honey Hollow: Myth and Substance
Sunday, June 9, 3:00 pm
Location: Wesley Forum, Kenneth Kai Tai Yen Humanities Building, The Pennington School
Richard Hunter will reveal the true nature and location of the mysterious and much vaunted Hopewell locale known as Honey Hollow. Through detailed analysis of archival records and the densely wooded landscape of Baldpate Mountain, Richard will pin down precisely where Honey Hollow was situated and who lived there and when. This talk, which seeks the seeds of truth in the colorful writings about Honey Hollow by New Jersey folklorist Henry Charlton Beck in the 1930s, is based on a program of historical and archaeological research supported by the County of Mercer. This program is co-sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society. Registration: https://honeyhollow.eventbrite.com
Richard W. Hunter, Ph.D., RPA is the founder, president, and principal archeologist at Hunter Research historical research consultants in Trenton, NJ. He is responsible for numerous cultural resource studies for various public and private clients, including the National Park Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He has considerable experience directing archaeological services provided in conjunction with restoration projects and historical site maintenance. He has a specialization in historical and industrial archaeology and historical geography.