9. Smalleytown Schoolhouse - Reconstructed
Replicated in 1977, at the Village, from original materials, salvaged from the Smalleytown
Schoolhouse that was located in Warren
House - Restored
from Hoes Lane in
moved to the Village in 1976.
7. Williamson Blacksmith – Wheelwright
relocated from Route 27, North Brunswick in
6. Farley Blacksmith Shop
moved from New Brunswick to Johnson Parkin the 1960’s and from the
Park to East Jersey Olde Towne in 1978.
14. Dunn House
originally on Stelton Road, Piscataway. Moved in 1973.
History of East Jersey Olde Towne (EJOT)
Located on River Road in Piscataway, East Jersey Olde Towne is one of
the largest collections of original and replica structures in the state.
Situated on twelve acres of Johnson Park, Olde Towne, founded in 1971, is
comprised of 12 structures, many of which were transported from their original
sites in New Jersey.
The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission assumed
responsibility of the Village in May of 1989. An extensive renovation and
restoration project was begun on the site, to repair damage caused by time and
the elements. Structure by structure, the buildings that comprise EJOT are being
renovated for use as a village devoted to New Jersey’s rich heritage. Student
workshops, folklife presentations, storytelling, outdoor concerts, a resource
library and archives, lectures, film and other educational activities will take place, on a year round basis, at the village.
Dr. Joseph Kler, who helped found the Village, loved American history
with a passion and was fired with the spirit of preserving the tangible aspects
of our country’s past so that future generations. A monograph chronicling his
life, as well as brochures on the entire village is available, free of charge.
Programs at the Village see What’s New!
and check out our ACCESS
page for details on accommodations
for persons with disabilities.