Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission

Woodbridge Township, New Jersey

Chartered 1669

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


Latest News & Updates 

Remembering Barbara Wyatt -- The Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission remembers Barbara Wyatt who passed away recently and extends its deepest sympathy to her family.  A long-time resident of Woodbridge, Barbara was a pillar in the community.  An ardent educator and civic leader, Barbara was instrumental in preserving history in Woodbridge Township, the oldest chartered township in New Jersey and celebrating its 350th Anniversary this year.

Along with two others, Barbara was instrumental in working to preserve the Woodbridge Library, now the Barron Arts Center, from becoming a Hess gas station and along with other colleagues worked to gain National Register recognition for the Barron Arts Center and the First Presbyterian Church.  A professional at all levels, Barbara will always be respected for her continuous pursuit to preserve Woodbridge’s history while helping to move Woodbridge forward.  She will be sorely missed.
     --Rest in peace Barbara--2019.      Read Barbara Wyatt's full obituary

Woodbridge in World War I Panel Exhibit Mounted in Iselin, submitted by Monica Ford Eppinger,

Director, Woodbridge Public Library
See article on page 10 of The Chronicle, Winter 2019


Upcoming Events

Monday, February 25, 2019 --  Martha Washington Visits New Jersey, performance by Alisa Dupuy of The Ladies of History, hosted by the Historical Association of Woodbridge Township (HAWT)

Time: 7:00pm; Location: Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 600 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge  

Download the program flyer 

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -- Historic Tour of Woodbridge Brochure Launch, Volume X:

Revolution, The War Comes to Woodbridge

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm; Location: Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge

Join us to hear about the role Woodbridge and its citizens played in the Revolutionary War and pick up a copy of

the latest brochure in the series of historic award-winning brochures sponsored by the Woodbridge Township

Preservation Commission.

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.​​

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.


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