HOPEWELL BOROUGH: Archaeologist Jim Wade to talk about Native Americans and settlers

Find out about some of the earliest heroes in the Hopewell Valley.
Archaeologist and archivist Jim Wade is back to present a new program for all ages about how the native Indians and earliest settlers helped each other.
The talk will be Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Hopewell Borough Railway Station.
Find out how in 1689 Jonathan Stout, Hopewell’s first white settler, became a hero to the local native Indians in the Hopewell Valley and how the local Hopewell native Indians helped Mr. Stout with safe passage back to his original home in Middletown, New Jersey.
See how in the 1690s, Hopewell’s second earliest settler, Dr. Roger Parke, originally from Crosswicks, New Jersey, came and visited the local native Indians of the Hopewell Valley and studied and learned their use of herbs and plants in making medicine and providing remedies and cures for the earliest white settlers of the Hopewell Valley.
Mr. Wade has worked as a field archaeologist and an archaeological field assistant at several Indian sites throughout Central New Jersey. He also worked as an archivist with the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, documenting Native American land holdings from the 17th and 18th centuries.
He has taught several courses on New Jersey Indians through the Princeton Adult School and Brookdale Community College. He is a frequent speaker on the Indians at the Washington Crossing State Park Nature Center and gives seasonal presentations on Indians of New Jersey throughout Central New Jersey.
The program is part of the Hopewell Public Library’s Wednesday Night Out series. It is free of charge.
For more information, call Hopewell Public Library at 609-466-1625. 