Spirits of Hopewell Valley – Oct. 15

Sunday, October 15, 2 pm; Rain Date: October 22, 2:00 pm

Location: Old Methodist Cemetery on Pennington Titusville Road

Come and hear voices from the past with a historical reenactment featuring eight local figures buried at the Methodist Cemetery on Pennington-Titusville Road and the Pennington African Cemetery on South Main Street. These idyllic burying grounds contain the remains of 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 century repertoire.

History is more than dates and times.  It is people: stories of their lives, hopes, joys and sorrow. Come and listen to how life was lived right here in Hopewell Township in its earliest years. 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.

 

*Photograph © 2014 Cheryl Jackson