Birthday Cake and a Parade!
Westfield Celebrates its
50th Anniversary on June 15th
Where can you run your hand along the wall of a 1793 log cabin, help operate a Victorian printing press, check out the sleeping quarters in an 1830 inn and admire the “modern” plumbing of an Edwardian home? And that’s just a small sample of what you can experience? Westfield Heritage Village, of course!
On Sunday June 15th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Westfield will be celebrating its 50th Birthday, and what a party it’s going to be! Visitors on this day will be able to enjoy a deluxe program with free birthday cake and popcorn, a lively parade, carnival games, special guests and live music throughout the day. Featured musicians include Love Banshee, The Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band, Tethera and the award winning Crusaders Drumline. In the Ironwood Hall, there will be a special exhibition highlighting the history of Westfield. Antique vehicles, steam engines and free steam traction engine rides will add to the fun. On this day only, special anniversary tours will highlight the original seven buildings of Westfield’s 1964 opening day. A special commemorative ceremony, costumed interpreters, food samples and lots of surprises will mark this incredible day.
Whether you are a long-time fan or have not yet discovered Westfield, you won’t want to miss this extra special, once-in-50-year event! Westfield Heritage Village is a magical place for visitors of all ages, with something interesting to see and do around every corner. The village’s more than thirty-five heritage buildings are staffed by authentically dressed interpreters who will take you back to earlier times and places.
Westfield is also planning a special reunion event on June 14 for past and present volunteers, donors and other community supporters. If you have made a contribution to Westfield in the past, please call Westfield for more information.
The Westfield 50th Anniversary Celebration will take place on Sunday, June 15 from 10:00 am. - 4:00 p.m. Admission rates for this event are $11.00 for adults, $10.00 for Seniors and $6.50 for children 6-12 years. 5 years and under are free. Parking is free.
Westfield is located at 1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton, just off Hwy 8, midway between Hamilton and Cambridge. For more information on the Anniversary Celebration, and other upcoming programs, please call (519) 621-8851 or visit westfieldheritage.ca.
|Glenn Kilmer and Goldie MacDonell- Founders of Westfield.|
|Historical Interpreters in the early 1970s.|
|Before the Cabinetmaker Shop was moved.|
|Jerseyville Station in a new home.|