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Save the Date . . . for the next Historic Tour brochure, Vol. XI: Woodbridge: Built on Clay 

Sunday, March 29 at the Barron Arts Center - Details to follow.
The Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission proudly presents Historic Tour brochure Vol. XI: Woodbrige: Built on Clay

Plan to attend and hear the story of how the clay industry was built, the major players in its success, and see an exhibit of clay products, artifacts, and other memorabilia representing the clay period in Woodbridge Township. 

​​​Upcoming Events

Monday, March 23, 2020 --“US Women's Suffrage Movement - Celebrating the 19th Amendment,” Brian Armstrong will discuss the US Women's Suffrage Movement and the role NJ played, 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.​​

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.


Dolores Capraro Gioffre, Chair

Courtney Lowry, Vice- Chair/Treasurer
Kathy Jost-Keating, Secretary
Bruce Christensen
Wendi Rottweiler
Daniel D'Arcy
Miguel Martin, Jr.

Frank Pelzman, Jr.

Kevin Rossi
Alternates: Martin Genser, Vacancy
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 2020.  Location of each meeting is listed.

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

  • January 3, 2020—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • February 7, 2020—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • March 6, 2020—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • April 3, 2020—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • May 1, 2020—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • June 5, 2020—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • July 24, 2020—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • August—None
  • September 4, 2020—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • October 2, 2020—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • November 6, 2020—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • December 4, 2020—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge