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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)
Saturday, June 3, 2017 -- Thomas Mundy Peterson Medal Presentation
Time: 3:00pm; Location: St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Rector Street, Perth Amboy
After more than forty years, Peterson's gold medal is back in Perth Amboy. Peterson was awarded this medal by the local citizens for being the first African American to vote under the 15th Amendment. That vote took place in Perth Amboy City Hall on March 31, 1870. It was a historic landmark vote.
"It is an honor & a privilege to hold this medal, as well as have it back in Perth Amboy" stated Dorothy Carty-Daniel, chairperson of the event. "It is on loan to us from Xavier University and will be on display during our presentation."
"During the 19th Century, and even up to the present day, many communities have attempted to stop African Americans from voting. Perth Amboy is different, that is, we encouraged the right to vote" advised local businessman & historian John Kerry Dyke. "The Thomas Mundy Peterson medal is more than just an award. It represents the efforts of all good people that want to enfranchise America's voters. It embodies the concept that all men are created equal."
Congressman Frank Pallone & Mayor Wilda Diaz are the featured speakers for the June 3rd event. A splendid time is guaranteed for all & all are invited to attend.
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.
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.
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.
Woodbridge Township, New Jersey