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.
SAVE THE DATE – JUNE 28, 2014
31ST ANNUAL BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL
March 16, 2014 – Origami Comes to Whitesbog – 1PM
Learn the fine art of paper folding with Origami expert Martie Burton and take home a treasure. $10 donation/person includes supplies. Reservations required. Call 609-893-4646.
March 23, 2014 – Living History tours – 1PM to 3PM
Experience life in the 1920′s and tour the Village museums wit J.J. White, Elizabeth White, Charles Beckwith and others played by historical interpretors. $15 donation - Reservations required. Call 609-893-4646.
March 30, 2014 – Quarterly Lecture Series – 1 PM
This lecture focases on 1911 and offers visitors a unique glimpse into a significant year in the history of the White family. $5 members, $7 non-members. Reservations required. Call 609-893-4646.
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.
The Whitesbog Preservation Trust received a 2014 Special Project Grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, for the redesign, reinterpretation and revitalization of the Whitesbog Agricultural Museum, located in the Village’s historic Barrel Storage Warehouse.
The Whitesbog Preservation Trust is pleased to partner with Burlington County historical sites, including the Alice Paul Institute, Peachfield, West Hill Manor, Smithville Mansion, Roebling Museum and Bordentown Historical Society to highlight women’s history during New Jersey’s 350th anniversary. Throughout 2014, we will collaborate to promote our sites at key historic and cultural events across New Jersey.
Purchace your ‘Discover NJ History’ Licence Plate and support grants for heritage tourism.
When you are ready to renew your vehicle’s registration or register a new car, remember to support Heritage Tourism in New Jersey! It’s easy to order your ‘Discover NJ History’ licence plate online from Motor Vehicle Services. The cost is a one-time fee of $50 (annual $10 renewal fee). Your purchase will help sustain the Licence Plate Fund for Heritage Tourism, which supports projects that develop and promote visitor ready sites as heritage tourism destinations. The greater number of sales and renewals, the more funding there is available for worthy heritage toursim projects.