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
Kathy Jost-Keating, Secretary
Bruce Christensen
Wendi Rottweiler
Daniel D'Arcy
Jane Sinnott

Martin Genser
Alternates: Miguel Martin, Jr., 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 

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 6, 2017—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • February 3, 2017—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • March 3, 2017—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • April 7, 2017—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • May 5, 2017—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • June 2, 2017—Woodbridge Community Center (1st floor Conference Room), Woodbridge
  • July 7, 2017—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • August—None
  • September 8, 2017—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • October 6, 2017—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • November 3, 2017—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
  • December 1, 2017—Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge

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)

​Our Latest Historic Tour Brochure, Green Street: The Park Avenue of Woodbridge
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Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 7, 2017 -- Historic Walking Tour of "Green Street: The Park Avenue of Woodbridge"  

Tour departs from and returns to the Parker Press property, adjacent to Woodbridge train station.

Download flyer for further details.  Register soon as tour groups are limited due to traffic safety.​​

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -- NJ State History Fair, "Spirit of the Jerseys"  
​Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Location: Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan (07726)
Join us at our booth to support Woodbridge's 1669 heritage at scenic Monmouth Battlefield SP.

Visit the website for more info: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/historic/centennial/fairindex.htm

Sunday, May 21, 2017 -- The Old Neighborhood: Down Memory Lane -- Fords 

Time: ​2:00pm - 4:00pm; Location: Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge
Township historian will lead a group interview of Andy Nagy, Karen Neary and Dave Peterson.
Each person will share their recollections of growing up in Fords during the 1940s to the 1960s.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 -- Annual 7th Grade HPC Essay Awards Reception  
Time: ​7:00pm - 8:00pm; Location: Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge
Ceremony starts promptly at 7:00pm with light refreshments and cookies to follow.

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.​​