History of East Brunswick

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The early township was comprised of three distinct settlements and several villages. The section once known as Old Bridge Village was a bustling area of commerce and trade and is known today as the Old Bridge Historic District. With roughly 80 homes listed on state and national historic registers and occupied by residents, the district is also the home of the East Brunswick Museum.

“The museum building was formerly the Simpson Methodist Church for 100 years,” said Mark Nonestied, museum volunteer. “It was built in 1862 and purchased by the township for use as a museum in 1977.”

The museum preserves a rich legacy, documenting the life and times of early settlers.

By Cathy Cuthbertson