The Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center is home to the Westfield, New Jersey, Historical Society. It houses the Westfield
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 most Sundays from September to June except for holidays. It is also open during the week by appointment only. 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 Miller Cory House Museum volunteers.
Both the Reeve House and the Miller-Cory House are 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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Please continue to support the Westfield Historical Society! Renew your Membership today!
Remember to renew your membership for 2016! We need your help to maintain the Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center and Miller Cory Historic sites! Keeping these historic structures in good shape takes a fiscal commitment. Your membership also helps us bring you lectures and events that celebrate our Nation's History and educate the next generation as to Westfield's role in History. Please don't upset this little guy telling him that he can't learn about our town history! Don't delay - Renew Today!
Please renew today through this link - Membership Renewal
or send a check to the Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center above left.
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Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center - Phase II Development Plan
The Westfleld Education Center will provide a place to learn more about the historical foundations of Westfield, its people that helped develop the community into a most wonderful place to live. The Education Center will serve as a community focal point in Union County. Using its historical artifacts, documents and stories to paint the picture of life in the West Fields of Elizabethtown from its original Native American inhabitants, through its foundation as a colonial outpost of the British, to its growth as a multi-cultural community after European immigration swelled its population in the early 1900’s, the Education Center will serve as the center of the community. By unnfolding its narrative through a variety of exhibits, multi-media presentations, hands on programs and vibrant lectures and re-enactments, the History & Education Center will help animate our past and present a potential pathway to the decisions facing us in the future. Community spirit through volunteerism, religious institution community outreach and a growing and vibrant business community have always been the foundations upon which our community ranks as a leading place to settle and raise a family.
Rooted in its history, Westfield reflects many people with many origins but a common purpose focused on community involvement where learning from the past is integral to the journey to the future. The Westfield Historical Society in its Education Center will bring to life, the narrative of its people and their activities that have made this town a focal point of life in Northern New Jersey.
Please help us by making a donation to our Educational Center fund. We need your help to make this a reality!
Westfield High School created a news magazine which featured the Historical Society as its lead story. Robert Wendel, Curator and VP of Community Relations recounts why the Historical Society is community and education focused.
February 7th will be our Black History Event at the Reeve History & Culture Center - We hope to see you there!
Dr. Linda J. Caldwell Epps
Past President and CEO of the NJ Historical Society
Throughout her career, Dr. Linda J. Caldwell Epps has been a leader dedicated to public service. She is President and CEO of 1804 Consultants, while she most-recently served as President and CEO of the New Jersey Historical Society and as a Ford Foundation funded consultant. She previously served as Vice President for College Relations at Bloomfield College and Vice President for Institutional Relations at New Jersey Network Television and Radio.
Her awards include: Woman of Achievement Award from the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs, Shirley Chisholm Award in the Arts, induction into the Douglass Society, The Most Distinguished Alumnae Award from Seton Hall University, Essex County Civic Club Crisps Attucks Award, Community Leadership Award from the Montclair YMCA.
Kindly RSVP to Thena Rosahl at Westfieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.com, or leave a message on
908 654 1794 by February 4.