LAMBERTVILLE THEN AND NOW
An all-outdoor exhibit celebrating Lambertville’s history
Friday, September 4 – Sunday, November 8, 2020
LAMBERTVILLE, NJ AUGUST 24, 2020: The Lambertville Historical Society, in conjunction with Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lambertville, presents an all-outdoor, self-guided walking tour and exhibit called “LAMBERTVILLE THEN AND NOW.”
Lambertville, NJ was incorporated as a town in 1849 and as a city in 1872. From the mid-1800s to the early 1900s the ferry, the canal, the railroad, and the Old York Road stagecoach route all contributed to the development and industrialization of Lambertville.
Starting Labor Day weekend, Friday, September 4, visit Lambertville and walk through the city to view 20 poster-sized historic images in windows and in front of buildings, located at the sites where the historic images were taken. Become immersed in what it was like to be in Lambertville during its industrial heyday. The exhibit runs through Sunday, November 8, 2020.
These historic exterior images dating from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s include factory buildings, mansions, a theatre, stores, halls, and more. If you have a QR-Code reader app on your mobile device, you will be able to use it to read more about the
history of each site. Or, you can type the web address shown on the poster into your mobile web browser to do the same.
Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit this lovely river town, one of New Jersey’s smallest cities. Visit shops, restaurants, antique stores, and more, all following New Jersey’s guidelines for safe distancing. Visit loveourshops.com for a directory of shops and restaurants in Lambertville. Many thanks to River Signs, Niece Lumber, and Finkles Hardware for additional support for the project.
For more information, visit lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org/thenandnow where you will also be able to download a printable map.