The Whitesbog Preservation Trust is a private nonprofit, 501 (c) 3 corporation, dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and interpretation of Historic Whitesbog Village. This turn-of-the-20th-century company town is leased to the Whitesbog Preservation Trust by the state of New Jersey in an innovative partnership agreement that benefits Whitesbog, the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, the State of New Jersey, and its residents. The Trust is governed by a committed Board of Trustees, led by a modest but devoted membership of nearly 300, and powered by a creative and energetic cadre of more than 200 volunteers.
While the restoration and maintenance of the Village’s historic structures and cultural landscapes are a primary focus of the Trust, educational programming and ongoing outreach activities are critical to preserving and protecting this New Jersey treasure.
All of the Whitesbog Preservation Trust’s major programs and services support the New Jersey history community and serve New Jersey residents; primary, secondary and University educators; the local community; the visiting public; and the Trust’s members, volunteers, and various collaborating organizations and their audiences. These services include the ongoing restoration and protection of the village; conservation of, and public access to, Whitesbog’s archival collections; and the presentation of interpretative programs about New Jersey’s rich history as related to Whitesbog, South Jersey agriculture, and the culture and ecology of the Pinelands National Reserve.
The Trust strives to educate and engage the public on-site (please refer to our Calendar of Events for a full listing of events) and at public events and workshops, presenting Whitesbog to new audiences, and stimulating an interest in New Jersey history through active collaborations with other organizations, institutions, and agencies.