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South River Historical & Preservation Society, Inc.

South River, New Jersey

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South River book cover





Postcard of Thomas Street looking north
Postcard of Moonlight on the river
Postcard of South River railroad bridge


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


Next Meeting & Program
September 27, 2023, 7 p.m.
South River Museum--Old School Baptist Church

Central New Jersey and the Semiquincentennial
As a lead-in to the United States Semiquincentennial in 2026, historian Donald Johnstone Peck will present a program featuring remembrances of the critical year 1776, from the arrest of Royal Governor William Franklin to the Battles of Trenton and Princeton. D.J. Peck is the author of A Spirited War: George Washington and the Ghosts of the American Revolution in Central New Jersey and four other books about the history of Central New Jersey.


2023 Meeting Dates


February 22

April 26

June 21

September 27

November 29 (Annual Meeting)




If you have questions about South River history, stories or pictures to share,
or South River items that you'd like to donate, please reach out via
email, Facebook, or postal mail.
You can also call the museum and leave a message, but
you are likely to get a faster response if you send an email message.


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