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Four Centuries in a Weekend Open House

Saturday & Sunday, October 21-22, 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Reeve House, 314 Mountain Avenue, Westfield NJ

The Westfield Historical Society invites visitors to the Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Open House at the Reeve House on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 from 12:00-5:00pm.

Special exhibits include a video from the 1920s narrated by Carolyn Holt showing a “Day the Circus Came to Westfield”. The video, filmed by the narrator’s family when she was a child, features circus performers and animals disembarking from the train in Westfield and marching in a parade down Broad Street.

Another special exhibit will show information on the life and accomplishments of Dr. Virginia Apgar who was raised in Westfield and is a Westfield Historical Society Hall of Fame member. Dr. Apgar is renowned for establishing the method known as the Apgar Score, used by hospitals worldwide, to assess the condition of newborn babies. Virginia Apgar’s trading card will be distributed throughout the weekend to visitors who are collecting Union County’s History Trading Cards. Passports will also be stamped for those visitors traveling from site to site.

The Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center is located at 314 Mountain Avenue in Westfield, NJ. Tours of the historic Victorian era Reeve House will be given throughout the weekend.