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 2017.  Location of each meeting is listed.

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

  • January 5, 2018—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • February 2, 2018—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • March 2, 2018—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • April 6, 2018—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • May 4, 2018—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • June 8, 2018—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • July 27, 2018—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • August—None
  • September 7, 2018—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • October 5, 2018—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • November 2, 2018—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • December 7, 2018—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge


Latest News & Updates: 

Our Latest Historic Tour Brochure!
View the Tour Brochure Volume IX, Edgar Hill and Surrounds: The Ties That Bind 

Congratulations to our 2018 7th grade essay contest winners!
You can read the winning essays by clicking the below links.
Samantha Ayers, Fords Middle School

Sai Ashraya Chegu, Iselin Middle School

Dylan DaCunha, Avenel Middle School

Timothy Haklar, St. James School

Sophia Rollo, Woodbridge Middle School

Annamaria Savarese, Colonia Middle School


Upcoming Events

Monday, September 24, 2018 -- The Spanish Flu of 1918 with speaker Brian Armstrong, presented 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

Sunday, October 21, 2018 -- 9th Annual Tour of Woodbridge Historic Sites (Rain or shine)

Tour of Brochure Volume IX, "Woodbridge: Edgar Hill and Surrounding Areas"
Tour times are 12:00p.m. & 2:00p.m. Please arrive 1/2 hr before your scheduled departure time.
Tour departs from and returns to the Parker Press parking lot (Rahway Ave.), adjacent to Woodbridge train station.

Download flyer for further details.  (Register soon as late registration is subject to availability.)


​​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