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)
Monday, October 23, 2017 -- New Jersey Cemeteries and Tombstones, presented by Mark Nonesteid, hosted by the Historical Association of Woodbridge Township
Time: 7:00pm; Location: Woodbridge Public Library, Downstairs Meeting Room
As Halloween approaches, the Historical Association of Woodbridge Township monthly meeting on Monday, October 23, will focus on New Jersey Cemeteries and Tombstones presented by Mark Nonesteid of the Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage.
His discussion describes the cultural history of New Jersey’s historic cemeteries and burial grounds from the 17th century to the dawn of the 21st century. This presentation provides an understanding of the State’s historical burial places and the wide variety of gravemarkers they contain.
Mr. Nonesteid coauthored New Jersey Cemeteries and Tombstones: History in the Landscape which was the recipient of the 2010 New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance Award, non- fiction scholarly category.
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, New Jersey