Speaker Series: St. Michael’s Orphanage – A Visual History

Speaker Series: St. Michael's Orphanage - A Visual History


Wed, May 8, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Hopewell Presbyterian Church
80 W Broad St, Hopewell, NJ, 08525

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What was St. Michael’s Orphanage? Some know it from old photos, with the large forbidding building standing alone in an empty field. And many now know it as the over 400-acre D&R Greenway St. Michael’s Farm Preserve just outside Hopewell Borough, with few visible remnants of its past use. In this presentation, Doug Dixon provides a visual history of St. Michael’s, using photos and memories from a variety of contributors. We will “walk” behind the building to see kids playing on the playground and around the grounds. Then we will go inside the building to see the children in the nursery, school rooms, chapel, dining room, and dorm rooms.

This event is co-sponsored by the Hopewell Public Library, the Hopewell Museum, and the Hopewell Valley Historical Society. This event can be attended in-person or via Zoom. Advance registration at redlibrary.org/events is required for Zoom attendance.