Saturday, August 18, 2007
Whitesbog Village, Browns Mills (Pemberton), NJ
Whitesbog is a cranberry company town of the turn of the 20th century. Cared for by the Whitesbog Preservation Trust, this village is what is left of the largest cranberry farm in New Jersey that thrived in the early 1900s.
Whitesbog is located in Browns Mills, in Pemberton, Burlington County, New Jersey.
The original founder of the farm, J.J. White was considered a leader in the cranberry industry. His daughter Elizabeth White worked with the USDA to produce a cultivated blueberry. It is very fitting then that the blueberry is also New Jersey's official state fruit.
Whitesbog Village has four-season educational programs, for people of all ages. The General Store (pictured here) is at the center of the Village. Tours, both guide-led and self-guided are available.
Whitesbog is seeking volunteers to help with a variety of programs and projects. Please contact them at (609) 893-4646 or by email to Whitesbog@hotmail.com.
Specific dates and times of events can be find on the Whitesbog Preservation Trust web site.