About Us...

The Historical Association of Woodbridge Township is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history and heritage of Woodbridge Township.

Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at the First Presbyterian Church, 600 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. Guests and new members are always welcome.

The Historical Association of Woodbridge Township encourages the preservation of the rich and diverse history that has made us the proud community we are today. Our goal is to share our past with current and future generations. We are especially excited to be developing the Woodbridge History Museum at 86 Green Street in Woodbridge proper. There we will house permanent and temporary exhibits of artifacts.

Image: First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall auditorium. 

Organized in 1984, we have sponsored programs that are dedicated to advancing public knowledge and encouraging further interest in local history. Past events have included guest speakers, talks given by authors about noteworthy township events and presentations about the contributions of Woodbridge Township to New Jersey and the nation. We are affiliated with the League of New Jersey Historical Societies and the New Jersey Issue Conference. At present, we enjoy a membership of over 200 people who meet a minimum of 9 times per year.

Image: (L-R) Association President Dan D’Arcy with charter members Frank and Audrey LaPenta, at the 2017 Dinner and Awards Meeting at the Colonia Country Club where they received Lifetime Achievement Awards for their many years of service and dedication to achieving the Association's mission. 


President - Daniel D’Arcy
Vice President - Audrey LaPenta
Treasurer - Howard Weber
Recording Secretary - Tracy Billings

Board of Directors
Brenda Velasco
Donald J. Peck
Tara Dubay
Irv Hyatt
Laura Bradshaw
Michelle O'Rourke
Jessica Florek