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.
December 7, 2013 – 1PM – 2:30 PM
Historic Whitesbog Village – Holiday Tour - Tour the Village, inside & out, with an experienced guide. Visit our authentic 1920′s worker’s cottage, investigate Rutgers 1st Cranberry Research Sub-station, explore Elizabeth C. White’s historic home & office, Suningive.
Meet your tour guide at the Whitesbog General Store. Shop for that special Holiday treat – Cranberry and Blueberry preserves, jams, chocolates, honey and lots more…
Call 609-893-4646 for reservations.
December 7 and 8, 2013 – 10AM - 4PM
Holiday Greens Sale
Bundles of Holly (Ilex Opaca) – “Elizabeth” & “Clark”, Long lasting Ilex Crenata Convexa, bountiful boughs of Cedar and Pine, bundles of Winterberry, White Pine, Leatherleaf, Hemlock, Yew, all kinds of Pine cones, burning bush twigs and much more….
General Store Open House
Sample Pine Barrens Native Fruits – Cranberry-Walnut and Blueberry Jams, spreads, honey, Blueberry syrup, Cranberry salsa, chutney and more… Genuine Whitesbog products from J.J. White, Inc.
December 14, 2013 – 4:30 PM
Members Only Holiday Party
Please join your fellow members and the Board of Trustees to celebrate the season, enjoy good food, great music and lots of holiday cheer with friends. Tour the Village’s decorated homes, enjoy the live Dulcimer music and a delicious potluck dinner by the fire in the Barrel Factory. The Events Committee will provide punch, hot and cold drinks, table service and live entertainment. Please bring your favorite holiday dish or delectable dessert to share and take a minute to grab last minute gifts at the General Store.
RSVP to 609-893-4646 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you are coming and what you plan to bring with you.
The Whitesbog Preservation Trust received a General Operating Support Grant for 2014 from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.