Historic Preservation Advisory Board

The Delanco Historic Preservation Advisory Board (HPAB) was created by a resolution of the Delanco Township Committee on April 4, 2005.

Its purpose is to:

  • Create an inventory of historic sites within the municipality and gather information with regard to their historic character.
  • Recommend and prioritize historic sites for potential acquisition within the municipality, whether through the recently adopted open space tax approved by the voters or other funding.
  • Recommend any lesser means of preservation that may be instituted to ensure the continuation of historic sites.
  • Promote the history of Delanco Township and its historic sites.

Memberships:

HPAB members are Delanco residents appointed by Township Committee.

Associate members are welcome – Residency is not a requirement.

Affiliated with Friends of Delanco History, an informal group, coordinated via email, catering to those with an interest in the history of our town and region. It is also affiliated with Burlington County Historians. 

The Delanco Historic Preservation Advisory Board maintains an archive of electronic and print images, and artifacts for preservation and display.

HPAB historic displays are located at:

Delanco Municipal Building atrium, 770 Coopertown Road, Delanco

(Open: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm; Monday evenings, 5:30pm to 7:30pm (except the 4th Monday of the month)

Dobbins Memorial Methodist Church narthex, 330 Union Avenue, Delanco

            (Open during church hours)

Zurbrugg Mansion Library, 531 Delaware Avenue, Delanco

            (Tours offered after each HPAB meeting, First Wednesday of each month, 7:00pm)

HPAB engages in educational programs often in cooperation with nearby historical groups such as Riverside and Riverfront Historical Societies. HPAB also displays at community events such as Community Day. Articles on historical topics are posted on this Delanco Township website

Brochures on various historic topics are available on request

Monthly meetings of Delanco HPAB and Friends of Delanco History are held (generally) on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the music room of the Zurbrugg Mansion, on the riverbank at 531 Delaware Avenue. The public is cordially invited to attend. Tours are available after meetings.

For questions about HPAB activities, to offer items for the Delanco archive, for information about appointments, or for inclusion as a Friend of Delanco History, please contact:

        Peter Fritz

        303 Union Avenue, Delanco NJ 08075    

      609-760-7746 or email to pfritz5976@aol.com

 

For those on Facebook, please visit the informal on-line discussion group:

        “You Know You’re From Delanco When…”

 

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Contact Information

Peter Fritz
Chairperson

Jay Cohen
Vice Chair

Bill Baxter
Secretary

Ron Naylor
Treasurer

Kate Fitzpatrick
Liaison to Township Committee 

Marlene Jass
Liaison to Joint Land Use Board 

Other Members -
Joe Busler, Carol Hildenbrand, Alma Jordan, Marilyn Entenmann

Alternates -

Henry Lopez, John Pagliei