The Historical Society of Westfield New Jersey was created in 1968 by a group of citizens interested in history and preservation.
We have restored the Reeve House, at 314 Mountain Ave, as headquarters for the Society and the future home of the Archives. We are in the process of making the site a History and Cultural Center, with public access to the Archive Collection. The Society has embarked on a fund-raising campaign to continue the restoration of the house and construct a new Archive building, constructed a carriage house where the Archives will be displayed and presented to the public as a research center.
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 a registered as a national and state historic sites.
The Society also has an extensive collection, currently stored at our Archive, and open to the public at the Westfield Board of Education Building, 302 Elm Street, Rooms 300 to 302. Please call (908)-654-1794 for times and dates when the Archive is open.
In the event that you cannot attend in person, please visit our virtual tour website which gives you a glimpse of the historical treasures available at the Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center.
Executive Officers of the Westfield Historical Society:
Main office Tel: (908)-654-1794
Nancy Priest - President
Robert Wendel - VP of Community Relations, Curator - Cell 908-913-0396
Sherry Cronin - VP of Finance
Kris Luka - VP of Membership
Carol Tener- Secretary
Stan Lipson - Archivist