Welcome to Historic Whitesbog Village
Whitesbog Village is an early 20th century company town and agricultural community. In the early 1900’s, Whitesbog was the largest cranberry farm in New Jersey. Its founder, Joseph J. White, was a nationally recognized leader in the cranberry industry. In 1916, Elizabeth C. White collaborated with Dr. Frederick A. Coville of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and successfully developed the first cultivated blueberry here at Whitesbog.
Whitesbog is an important part of New Jersey history and the history of the blueberry and cranberry culture in the United States. It is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Sites. Whitesbog includes the village and the surrounding 3,000 acres of cranberry bogs, blueberry fields, reservoirs, sugar sand roads and Pine Barren’s forests.
Whitesbog’s Founders Day May 18, 2013
Thirty years ago a group of concerned citizens and committed organizations came together to defend and protect historic Whitesbog Village. It took the dedication, motivation and hard work of many hands for the Village to be ‘protected’ and the Whitesbog Preservations Trust to be formed.
On May 18, 2013, the Board of Trustees, members and supporters of the Whitesbog Preservation Trust will be celebrating the organization’s 30th Anniversary.
Tour the Village and learn about the Trust’s restoration and interpretive efforts. Experience the 1920s with Living History Interpreters in the Village’s historic museums. Explore Whitesbog’s cranberry bogs, blueberry fields, nature trails and botanical treasures. Preview Whitesbog Village’s new Cranberry-Blueberry Museum in development. Enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres and our Founders Timeline exhibit. Join us in recognizing and celebrating the Trust’s Founders. To reserve your tickets, please return the response card along with your check or money order.
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30th Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival
June 29, 2013
Join us for the 30th annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival on Saturday June 29, 2013. Enjoy country fair food, handmade country crafts, Pine Barrens art, lively Pinelands music and the ever popular blueberry pie eating contest. Tour Whitesbog Village, visit all of our museums, pick your own blueberries. There will be plenty of children’s activities in the Children’s Tent. Between 2011 and 2016 we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the cultivated blueberry(1911-1916) with special exhibits. The festival is fun for the whole family.
The Whitesbog Preservation Trust received an operating support grant for 2013 from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.