Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission

Woodbridge Township, New Jersey

Chartered 1669

Historic Markers

In 2008, the Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission began  placing Historic Markers on the various sites of historical significance in Woodbridge Township.  The program continues to recognize a number of sites each year, according to the funding available. 

Historic Tour Brochures

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.


Latest News & Updates 

Congratulations to our 2019 7th grade Historic Essay contest winners! ​

Read the winning essays by clicking the below name links.

Nidhi Rajput, Avenel Middle School

Rida Nadeem, Colonia Middle School

Dwarakesh Baraneetharan, Fords Middle School

Vaidehi Kaila, Iselin Middle School

Anvita Sinha, Woodbridge MIddle School

Akshaya Karanam, St. James School

​​Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 14, 2019 (Rain date - Sept 15) -- NJ State History Fair, "Spirit of the Jerseys"  
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Location: Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, 07726
Join us at our history tent to support Woodbridge Township's 1669 heritage/350th anniversary at scenic Monmouth Battlefield.

*Parking donation of $10 per vehicle requested*
Visit the website for more info: www.NJHistoryFair.org

Monday, September 23, 2019 -- "The Importance to Remember & Celebrate," keynote speaker Timothy Hart, President of the League of Historical Societies. Join HAWT in celebrating the 350th anniversary of Woodbridge Township with music and readings.
Time: 7:00pm; Location: Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 600 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge (Refreshments to follow in Fellowship Hall)  
Download the program flyer 

​​Our Mission

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.​​


Dolores Capraro Gioffre, Chair

Courtney Lowry, Vice- Chair/Treasurer
Kathy Jost-Keating, Secretary
Bruce Christensen
Wendi Rottweiler
Daniel D'Arcy
Jane Sinnott

Miguel Martin, Jr.

Frank Pelzman, Jr.
Alternates: Martin Genser, Kevin Rossi
Audrey LaPenta, Liaison, Historical Association of Woodbridge Township

​Brenda Yori Velasco, Township Historian

Our Mission: “To inform, 

educate advise and guide public officials and the community at large as an 
advocate for the preservation of the rich history of Woodbridge 

Our Vision: “Public officials 
and the Woodbridge community at large will understand the rich historical 
heritage of the community and become engaged in preserving 

In accordance with the statute requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act, C.10:4-8 (d), listed below are the regularly scheduled
meetings of the Historic Preservation Commission of the Township of Woodbridge for 2019.  Location of each meeting is listed.

Meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. and continue until adjournment. 

  • January 4, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • February 1, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • March 1, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • April 5, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • May 3, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • June 7, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • July 26, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • August—None
  • September 6, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • October 4, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • November 1, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • December 6, 2019—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge