Bake Sale by Seward Johnson
Sponsored by Kefi Godfrey, Compass Real Estate
Hopewell Old School Baptist Church & Meetinghouse
46-48 W Broad St
- What is your favorite receipe? Share it with one of your friends.
- Considering holding a bake sale for your favorite non-profit organization. You will have fun and probably meet some interesting people along the way. And of course, your favoriate non-profit will be grateful!
FUN FACTS – DID YOU KNOW?
In front of the sculpture, you will find a marker, known as the Friday Truehart Witness Stone. This marker pays witness to the life of Friday Truehart, an African American boy born into slavery, who lived in our community over 200 years ago. Timberlane Middle School became the first in the state to partake in a project with the placement of this permanent brass stone at the Old School Baptist Church and Meeting House. Through the Witness Stones Project, eighth grade students learned about the life of Friday Truehart, a thirteen-year-old boy who came to Hopewell Valley as the slave of Reverend Oliver Hart. This project was in collaboration with the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum.
Old School Baptist Church and Meeting House: The Old School Baptist Church and Cemetery on West Broad Street stand on the site of the original Hopewell Baptist Meeting House. Organized in 1715, the Baptist church constituted the center of the community in Hopewell’s early history, and is the burial site of John Hart – Hopewell resident and signer of the Declaration of Independence. If you are interested in supporting the Board of Trustees’ mission to preserve and educate the public about the historical significance of the Hopewell Old School Baptist Meeting House, please click here.