Where Yesterday and Today Meet Tomorrow!

Westfield Historical Society Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center

314 Mountain Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090

Tel: (908) 654-1794

Archive Tel: (908) 301-6154

Archive located at:

302 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ

Board of Education Building - 3rd Floor


Tuesday 10am-12 pm 

or by Appointment

Reeve House Tours by Appointment July to September

September to June: 

First Sunday of the month or by Appointment

2015 Membership Levels:

$350 - "1664 Society"

$250 - "1720 Society"

$150 - "1794 Society"

$125 - "Sponsor"

$75 -   "Patron"

$60 -   "Business"

$35 -   "Family"

$25 -   "Individual"

Please follow the link below and complete the appropriate level in the "Other" field.


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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.