Cranberries! Explore one of New Jersey's Native Fruits at a Historic Cranberry Farm
Watch the village come alive as actors dressed in period garb present life in the early 1900's in Historic Whitesbog Village. Take a tour of the life of village workers, enjoy demonstrations of what it was like to do every day chores and experience what it was like to dry harvest cranberries in one of the oldest bogs of Whitesbog. All visitors are encouraged to participate in the days events and enjoy the music of the Accidental Jug Band on the side porch of the General Store. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase in the General Store, there is plenty of parking in the village proper. For additional questions, please call us at 609-893-4646 or email WhitesbogPreservationTrust@gmail.com.
At the Living History events, costumed first-person characters bring Whitesbog’s past to life, giving visitors a glimpse of history.
Popular are Elizabeth White, whose work with botanist Frederick Coville of the USDA led to the cultivation of the modern blueberry, discuss their important agricultural work here at Whitesbog where it all happened.
In addition to White and Coville, programs highlight the lives of the growers, breeders, botanists, entomologists, and cranberry and blueberry pickers who contributed to the village’s unique heritage.