CROSSROADS

Crossroads is the quarterly newsletter of the Historical Association of Woodbridge Township. The name comes from how the Township has long been considered the crossroads of New Jersey, from colonial times to the rise of interstate highways. By clicking on the "Read Now" button, the issue will open in a new window as a PDF.

Spring 2023

The Association welcomed Spring with a talk on the Olmsted-Beil house by Patricia M. Salmon, a successful Annual Awards Dinner and Spaghetti Dinner Tricky Tray! And, part two of Gordon Bond's article about James Parker's print shop debunks some myths.

Summer 2023

The Association wrapped up a successful 2022-2023 season of programs and events throughout the Township, Rosemarie Masters received the Special Recognition Award, tending the grounds of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument, and an update on the house museum at 86 Green Street!

Autumn 2023

The Association participated in the annual St. James Street Fair; Kathleen Carlucci, Museum Director of Thomas Edison Center at
Menlo Park entertained members with facts about Thomas Edison; Dr. Dolores Capraro Gioffre received a Key to Woodbridge Township; and more!

Winter 2024

The Association continues to host fascinating programs, including "Paterson, New Jersey in the Victorian Age," “Thomas Nast’s Iconic Christmas Images,” and "The Maritime Legacy of Middlesex County." Over 300 attended the world debut of the documentary, "Wreck of The Broker."

Winter 2022

Read how Capt. Carlsen captured the world's attention with his harrowing tale of heroism and celebrating Black History Month with the history of the Independent Club of Colonia.

Spring 2022

The services of members Charles K. Paul II, the late Kathleen Jost-Keating, Carole Matyi, and Marcia D’Arcy were recognized at the Annual Dinner; a brief history of Iselin, and our new Recording Secretary and Treasurer.

Autumn 2022

After two years of limited activity due to the pandemic, 2022 turned into a busy year for the Association! Read some "blasts from the past" with articles from the Association's previous newsletter, "The Brickyard"!

Winter 2023

The Association saw out 2022 and saw in 2023 with interesting programs, holiday treats, and a successful year-end fundraiser! Historian and author Gordon Bond explores where James Parker's print shop was and debunks some of the myths.

Winter 2020

From paths to parkways, find out why Woodbridge is considered the "Crossroads of New Jersey"!

Spring 2021

Remembering the 1951 train wreck and how the railroad shaped the township!

Summer 2021

Tour Boynton Beach, Sewaren's summer crown jewel. Read about the amusements of a bygone era that only exists through pictures. Once the getaway for the well-to-do now sits a massive oil storage facility.  

Autumn 2021

Catch up on Historical Association news and updates.