Sunday, October 23rd is the date for AppleFest - 12:00-4:00 p.m.
The weather forecast has sunshine for Sunday. We hope to see you all at the Reeve House (314 Mountain Avenue).
Come and listen to live 1950s music by the Fineline, learn to do the Twist and the Jitterbug with the Westfield Fred Astaire dance studio crew, sample '50s-style food at the Apple-Diner and enjoy old-fashioned games. On your way into the small and cozy “AppleFest Cinema”, stop by the concession stand offering old-style popcorn, retro-bottles of Coca-Cola and candy. There will be a compilation of clips from famous 1950s TV shows, along with historic descriptions and other fun facts.
There is an exhibit of '50s toys and other memorabilia, a special exhibit by the College Woman’s Club of Westfield, celebrating their centennial and a 1950s Trivia game, sponsored by the Westfield Leader. Be sure to check out the new memorial garden and pathway at the back of the Reeve, all created by local scouts (girls and boys). The commemorative poster is once again produced by Westfield’s own Danny Schwartz.
All this and more, presented by the Westfield Historical Society on the lawn of the Reeve House (314 Mountain Avenue, Westfield) on SUNDAY October 23, 12:00-4:00pm. Entrance: $5 per person or $15 for a family of four.
The Westfield Historical Society is based in the Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center, located in an 1870's home at 314 Mountain Avenue. The Society also owns the Miller - Cory House Museum located at 614 Mountain Avenue. It also has an extensive collection, stored in our archives which is open to the public. For visiting information please see the left side bar of this webpage.
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. In 1985, the Reeve brothers donated their home to the town with the hope that it would someday be a permanent home for the Westfield Historical Society.