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South River Historical & Preservation Society, Inc.

South River, New Jersey



The South River Historical & Preservation Society is dedicated to sharing and preserving
the proud history of South River for future generations.


Van Dyke Reid photo album
Main Street postcard
Museum Displays


General Meetings of the Society are held five times a year at the
South River Museum--Old School Baptist Church
64-66 Main Street, South River.

The meetings, which are open to the public, begin at 7:00 p.m. and include a program and refreshments.


Next Meeting - September 28, 2016
Gravestone Art & Symbolism
Lorna and Phil Wooldridge, of Wise Owl Workshops, will give a presentation on the interpretation of gravestone symbolism, from early family burial plots to present day memorial parks. Stones from local cemeteries will be featured.


2016 Meeting Dates


February 24 Encore - An encore presentation of the rediscovered film of the 1946 celebration for returning veterans of World War II will be the main event. How many familiar faces and places can you spot?
April 27 US Presidential Elections and New Jersey - Society President Brian Armstrong will cover candidates, issues, campaigns, and results, emphasizing 1912 to the present.
June 22 The Lincoln Experience - Meet and converse with Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, as portrayed by Robert Costello. This living history program tells the story of Lincoln's family life as well as his Presidency and the war years.
September 28
November 16 (Annual Meeting)



We're adding content to our web site and to our collections to help South River history come alive for you.
If you have stories or pictures to share, or South River items that you'd like to donate, we'd love to hear from you!


South River Historical & Preservation Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 446
South River, NJ 08882
732-613-3078 (messages only)