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 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.
The Annual Dinner is coming up on May 27th, 5:30pm for the Membership Meeting, 6:00pm for the Social hour and 7:00pm for the Dinner. Please check in the Lectures and Events Tab for more information!
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Rock out Historians! Catch some tunes from yester year!
On the afternoon of June 7th from 2:00-4:00 pm the Westfield Historical Society will be hosting a fund-raising rock event on the lawn at the Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center. We are delighted to have Michael (Mike) Rosenbloom as our guest speaker followed by a live performance from Jersey-based rock band BooneScuttle5.
Mike will discuss his recently published book “When Stars Were In Reach – THE WHO At Union Catholic High School, November 29, 1967”. The story surrounding this event is fascinating and presented with great enthusiasm and skill by Mike, whose book tells the story of how a small group of teenagers from a suburban high school in Scotch Plains New Jersey were able to book the “soon to be world famous” British rock band to play at a fund-raiser for their school, Union Catholic. Mike’s presentation has drawn enthusiastic crowds and received high praise in the local press.
The presentation runs approximately 1 hour and will be followed by a Q&A session followed by a live performance from BooneScuttle5, WHO fans themselves, playing British Invasion style 60’s Radio Rock. Three members of the band were actually at the Union Catholic concert in 1967, and were interviewed by Mike while researching his book. Mike will be on-hand during the concert to sell and sign copies of his book.
Admission is a $10 donation to the Westfield Historical Society at the door and includes light refreshments plus a door prize entry for one lucky recipient to win a signed copy of the Collector’s Edition of Mike’s book. Please pre-register for this fun event by calling 908-654-1794 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If very wet or stormy weather is forecast, we will post any event changes on this website the evening before. For more information, please contact the Westfield Historical Society at 908-654-1794 or visit www.westfieldhistoricalsociety.org
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