Woodbridge Township, New Jersey
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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)
Monday, March 26, 2018 -- Gateways to American History: American Revolution-Morristown-The Ford Family, speakers Dr. Jude M. Pfister and Gordon Thomas Ward, presented by The Historical Association of Woodbridge Township (HAWT)
Time: 7:00pm; Location: Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 600 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge
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Celebrated authors and presenters Dr. Jude M. Pfister and Gordon Thomas Ward will present an illustrated talk with different perspectives on the era of the American Revolution. Dr. Pfister, a member of the National Parks Service, Morristown, NJ is the author of The Jacob Ford, Jr. Mansion and The Fords of New Jersey. He will discuss the Ford Family of Morris County and their mansion, the 1780 Headquarters of George Washington. (Jacob Ford, Jr.’s grandfather was John Ford, an original settler of the Fords section of Woodbridge Township.) Gordon Ward, the author of A Bit of Earth and Ghosts of Central New Jersey, will discuss the 1779-1780 encampment of the New Jersey brigade in Jockey Hollow and their encampment site and entertain us with seldom-heard ghost stories connected with local historical sites.
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.
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.