Sunday, October 4, 2020 @ 3 pm ET via Zoom
Speaker: Dana Heller, Hopewell Valley Central High School Teacher
Dana Heller, history teacher at Hopewell Valley Central High School (HVCHS), started the Hopewell Valley COVID-19 Time Capsule Project, working together with the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and the Hopewell Museum to collect objects and artifacts to preserve our local stories and history of this pandemic. Dana will talk about the inspiration for the project, the decision process for selecting items, the items that have been collected, how and when the capsule will be stored, and the plans for opening it – in 2033, when next year’s kindergartners will be graduating high school.
Dana Heller graduated from Monmouth University in 2009 with a degree in secondary education and history, and from the University of Scranton in 2016 with a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. She has worked at Hopewell Valley Central High School since 2009 teaching both U. S. history and World history.
Co-sponsored by Pennington Public Library, Hopewell Valley Historical Society, and The Hopewell Museum, and made possible in part by a New Jersey Historical Commission history regrant from the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission.