South River Museum, 2005  

South River Historical & Preservation Society, Inc.

South River, New Jersey

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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 - November 28, 2018
2018 Annual Meeting
The History of Johnson Park and the Horse Track

Anthony Timek, local historian and research consultant, will relate the history of Piscataway's Johnson Park and its race track. The slide presentation will also touch on other area race tracks, including South River's Middlesex Driving Park.


2018 Meeting Dates


February 21: The Great War - The role of local servicemen and women in World War I will be recognized in a presentation by society president, Brian Armstrong. Photos, letters, newspaper reports, and military records will be included along with information on the history and political climate of the period.

April 25: Racing Through South River - The 1980 "Olympic Torch Relay," and the annual "Frost on the Pumpkin" race that started that same year, will be the topic of the April meeting presented by Paul Migut and Nick Bachar. Bring your own stories and photos to share!

June 27: Ghosthunting New Jersey & New York City - Ghost hunter L'Aura Hladik Hoffman will provide a multimedia presentation detailing the history and haunts of New Jersey and the Big Apple using the investigative stories in her two books in the America's Haunted Road Trip series.

September 26 The Delaware & Raritan Canal - The history of the nearby Delaware & Raritan Canal will be presented by Linda Barth, author of two books on the subject. Now the centerpiece of a state park, this New Jersey canal transported men and supplies between New York and Philadelphia during three wars. Learn about the people, the bridges, the locks, and the aqueducts that made it work.

November 28 (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)