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 

Thursday 9:15-11:15 am


Reeve House Tours by Appointment or first two Sundays of the month

1pm - 3 pm



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.



















A visit to the Society’s Archives will transport you to Westfield’s past.  From the stories of the early days of the railroad, to the photos, signs, bottles and packages off the shelves of by-gone stores, or the tales of the Westfield airport, the casino, the racetrack, or the unsolved murders of past centuries -  your visit will help connect the past to the present leading you to envision a richer future.

 

The Archives are a treasure trove of Westfield history but need the love and care from people who love old documents that always tell a unique and complex history of our town and its citizens.

Eventually, the complete archive collection will be re-located to the Reeve House once the Carriage House is built to warehouse and present the archival record of our town. Fascinating snippets of Westfield's history abound at the Archives!

Our listing of archive items may be of interest to you - if so, please visit us at the archives on Tuesdays and Thursdays.