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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.


Next Meeting - February 24, 2016


2015 Meeting Dates


February 25 Jersey Shore Food History: Victorian Feasts to Boardwalk Treats - Karen Schnitzspahn, author of multiple books on aspects of New Jersey history, will speak about her most recent book and share memories of time spent in South River with her grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Melvin M. Hunt.
April 22 The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow - From Tom Edison's phonograph to Les Paul's electric guitar, hundreds of products and ideas got their start in New Jersey. Linda Barth, historian and author of multiple books on New Jersey history, will speak about inventors and innovators from the Garden State.
June 24 Images of America: South River Book Launch Event - The newly published collection of more than 200 photographs of South River will be introduced. Copies of the book will be available.
September 30 There's no place like Jersey… or decades ago! - Maureen Wlodarczyk, author, columnist, genealogist, and speaker will take you on a trip in a Jersey time machine as she shares true tales from her book Jersey! Then…..Again.
November 18 (Annual Meeting) In the Spotlight The 2015 Annual Meeting will put the audience in the spotlight with a round of show-and-tell of South River memorabilia from World War II or other eras. Please bring a piece of local history or a memory to share.


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


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)