Welcome to the Westfield Historical Society! Our mission is to preserve, interpret, and encourage interest in history, Westfield, and its residents through educational efforts and community outreach programs.

The Westfield Historical Society is based in the Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center, located in an 1870s home at 314 Mountain Avenue in Westfield, New Jersey. In 1985, the Reeve brothers donated their house to the town with the hope that it would someday be a permanent home for the Westfield Historical Society. The Reeve House may be toured by appointment - please call us at (908) 654 1794.

The Society also owns the Miller - Cory House Museum located at 614 Mountain Avenue. The circa-1740 Miller-Cory House was acquired in 1971 and is operated as a “living museum”, staffed by Miller-Cory House Museum volunteers. The 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.

Both the Reeve House and the Miller-Cory House are registered as national and state historic sites. The Westfield Historical Society also has an extensive collection, stored in our Archives, which is open to the public. The Archives are currently being sorted and organized, and we are looking for volunteers to help. For visiting information please see the bottom of this webpage.

The Reeve history & cultural resource center

The Reeve history & cultural resource center

the miller-cory house

the miller-cory house


Thank you for supporting the Westfield Historical Society with your tax-deductible donation.

Outdoor Music and Dance at the Reeve!

Saturday, June 10, 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

All ages are invited! Come out to celebrate the end of spring and welcome summer in style!

The Westfield Historical Society is organizing a Music and Dance event on the front lawn of the Reeve House. Joining forces with the popular local band The Fine Line, dancers from the Westfield-based Fred Astaire Studio as well as from the Westfield YMCA Dance Academy tap class will show off their talents.

Refreshments will be offered free of charge and there will also be baked goods available for sale.