Woodbridge Township, New Jersey
Beginning in 2009, the Historic
Preservation Commission, with a grant from the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, began a program of developing brochures which outline the historic sites in Woodbridge. Beginning with Woodbridge proper, the Commission has completed three tours and is currently in the process of the fourth. Tour brochures are available in a variety of locations throughout the township and may be viewed or downloaded on this site.
Dolores Capraro Gioffre, Chair
Brenda Yori Velasco, Township Historian
Our Mission: “To inform,
Meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. and continue until adjournment.
Latest News & Updates:
Woodbridge Township Visitor Map This is a web-based, interactive map application designed to illustrate historic sites and points of interest in Woodbridge Township.
The Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission is proud to announce the recipient of the first annual historic house plaque program as Dr. Silverman of 123 Green Street, Woodbridge, NJ. The plaque is awarded in recognition of the owner's continued preservation of a notable building. (see House Plaques page for full article)
Sunday, May 7, 2017 -- Historic Walking Tour of "Green Street: The Park Avenue of Woodbridge"
Tour departs from and returns to the Parker Press property, adjacent to Woodbridge train station.
Download flyer for further details. Register soon as tour groups are limited due to traffic safety.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 -- NJ State History Fair, "Spirit of the Jerseys"
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Location: Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan (07726)
Join us at our booth to support Woodbridge's 1669 heritage at scenic Monmouth Battlefield SP.
Visit the website for more info: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/historic/centennial/fairindex.htm
Sunday, May 21, 2017 -- The Old Neighborhood: Down Memory Lane -- Fords
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm; Location: Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge
Township historian will lead a group interview of Andy Nagy, Karen Neary and Dave Peterson.
Each person will share their recollections of growing up in Fords during the 1940s to the 1960s.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 -- Annual 7th Grade HPC Essay Awards Reception
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm; Location: Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge
Ceremony starts promptly at 7:00pm with light refreshments and cookies to follow.
The mission of the Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission shall be to carry out advisory, educational, and informational functions to promote historic preservation in the Township; prepare a survey of historic sites of the Township; make recommendations to the Planning Board on the historic preservation plan and the implications for preservation of historic sites; advise the Planning Board and the Board of Adjustment on applications for development; and advise the Planning Board of the inclusion of historic sites in the recommended improvement program.