Westfield Historical Society

Where Yesterday and Today Meet the Future


Westfield Historical Society Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center

314 Mountain Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090

Tel: (908) 654-1794


Archive located at:

302 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ

Board of Education Building - 3rd Floor

Hours: 

Tuesday 10am-12 pm 

or by Appointment


Reeve House Tours by Appointment July to September

September to June: 

First 2 Sundays of the month


The Society seeks to:


- preserve and share the rich heritage of the Westfield Area for future generations,


-to give voice to under-represented groups and tell the story of the common person;


-to build and support a community of people interested in history and culture;


-and provide tools for historical research and publication.


To donate or become a member, check out our membership page. You make it all happen! Help us share Westfield's history with the next generation.




















The Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center
is home to the Westfield, New Jersey, Historical Society.  It houses the Westfield Historical museum focused on the history of Westfield from Colonial times through today.

This 1870's home is now the headquarters of the Westfield Historical Society which also owns the Miller - Cory House Museum located at 614 Mountain Avenue. To donate or become a member, please follow the link at the bottom of the page.

The Miller - Cory Museum is open for special events throughout the summer weekends and on holidays. A listing of Miller - Cory events is available on the Miller - Cory House Museum website.

The circa-1740 Miller-Cory House was acquired by the Society in 1971. Located at 614 Mountain Avenue, it is operated as a “living museum” and staffed by Society volunteers.

Both the Reeve House and the Miller-Cory House are a registered as national and state historic sites.

The Society also has an extensive collection, stored at our Archive, and open to the public on Tuesday mornings 10 am. to 12 pm. at the Westfield Board of Education Building, 302 Elm Street, Rooms 300 to 302.

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A very BIG "Thank you!" to all of our Sponsors for Applefest 2014! 

We encourage you to patronize their retail locations! They truly have community spirit!

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The Celebrate New Jersey Photo Contest sponsored by the Westfield Historical Society to mark the occasion of New Jersey’s 350th year concluded with winners being announced in three categories.  The photos were judged by attendees at the annual Apple Fest on September 27.

In the Buildings and Monuments category, the winner was a photo of Thomas Edison’s home Glenmont in West Orange, taken by Thomas Muscella.  In the Nature category, the winner was a photo of the Atlantic Ocean waves, taken by Martha Kieczykowski.  In the People and Animals category, a photo of two male horses at Watchung Stables, taken by Thomas Muscella, came in first.  Prizes were awarded to all first place winners.  Other entries by Cindy Beal, Jennifer Principato and Ray Roberts came in second place in the three categories.

The winning photographs will be on display at the Reeve House during the Four Centuries in a Weekend event on October 18 and 19.
The photographers maintain all copyright of these photos - please do not copy without prior authorization from them. 


Congratulations to all on capturing the beauty in our great state of New Jersey!


Thanks to all of the volunteers who worked their hearts out to bring you a historical and enjoyable, fun-filled afternoon at the Reeve House! Pictures of the day to come shortly!

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Please continue to support the Westfield Historical Society! Renew your Membership today!


Remember to renew your membership for 2014! We need your help to maintain the Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center and Miller Cory Historic sites! Your membership also helps us bring you lectures and events that celebrate our Nation's History! Don't delay - Renew Today!

Click for Membership Renewal

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Luncheon Lectures re-convene in September. Stay tuned for upcoming presentations.


More details in the Speakers and Lectures/Events tabs


Check out the Newsletter!