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


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 

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 

Announcing Our Latest Historic Tour Brochure!

View/Download Tour Brochure ​Volume X, The Revolution: War Comes to Woodbridge

Resource List for Tour Brochure Vol. X, The Revolution: War Comes to Woodbridge

Slide show for 10th Annual Tour, The Revolution: War Comes to Woodbridge

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 18, 2019, History Day, presented by Middlesex County Office of Arts & History

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm; Location: East Jersey Old Town Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway, 08854

Text CULTURE to 56512 for more details.

Download the program flyer

​Sunday, May 19, 2019 -- "The Old Neighborhood: Down Memory Lane-Colonia"
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm; Location: Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge​

Township Historian Brenda Velasco will lead a group interview of Dan D'Arcy, Glenn Morgan and Georgean Sutter Pichalski and Ray Zirpolo. Each person will share their recollections of growing up in Colonia from the 1940s to the 1960s. After the group discussion, light refreshments will be served.

Download the program flyer

Monday, May 20, 2019 --  Farming in the Millstone Valley: Past and Present, a new 38 minute documentary film 

co-written by Jessie Havens, Judy Peters and Brad Fay, screened at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival,

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 

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.​​