50th Anniversary

Westfield's 50th Anniversary goes off without a hitch!
The weather could not have been better. The humidity and rain stayed away to make a comfortable weekend. Volunteers, both past and present, along side staff, sponsors and supporters enjoyed an evening of music on June 14. The Friends of Westfield also took the opportunity to plant a tree at the School House to commemorate the significant year.
L to R: Mamie, Cec, Jeremy (President of the Friends), Lloyd (Vice-President) and Rondalyn.
June 15 was another beautiful day. Visitors to the site had the opportunity to see a special display in the Ironwood Hall and enjoy some Birthday cake. Guided tours of the original seven buildings were offered. A slide presentation and 50th Anniversary commemorative video were highlighted at the Village Theatre. The Rockton Antique and Hobby group added to the day with Steam Traction Engine rides and an antique tractor display. The highlight of the afternoon was the parade through the Village complete with a marching drum line.

Happy Birthday Westfield!
Popular Local Museum Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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 the start of your day?  Westfield Heritage Village, of course!
First opened to the public in 1964, Westfield will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, and what a year it’s going to be!  A full schedule of unique, fun and educational programming is being planned, highlighting the best of Westfield.  Whether you are a long-time fan or have not yet discovered Westfield, you will want to visit the museum’s website or call for a brochure and start marking your calendar.

As part of its anniversary celebrations, Westfield is recording its own colourful past.  Do you have stories, memories or photos of Westfield that you would like to share?  Does your name belong on the list of past volunteers or community partners?  Whatever your connection, big or small, the people at Westfield would like to hear from you!  Please call (519) 621-8851 or send an email to westfield@speedway.ca.
One event you won’t want to miss is an extra-special anniversary celebration that will take place on Sunday June 15.  A deluxe program is being planned that will feature live music, antique vehicles, souvenirs, a special photo exhibition, giant birthday cake and a historic parade led by a marching band.

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 located at 1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton, just off Hwy 8, midway between Hamilton and Cambridge.  For more information on the anniversary, and upcoming programs, please call (519) 621-8851 or visit westfieldheritage.ca

50th Anniversary Celebration Sunday, June 15, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Westfield opened to the public in June 1964 and you are invited to join the celebration! Enjoy free birthday cake and popcorn. Featured are live music, anniversary tours, a parade and special guests. Antique vehicles will be presented in partnership with the Rockton Antique and Hobby Club.

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