♦ Hitchcock Museum/Library

♦ UPCOMING LIBRARY ACTIVITIES: 

  • January 26th: Kids Pottery Workshop at the Hitchcock Museum and Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Children will have an opportunity to create a simple structured pottery piece that will be kiln fired. They can return the following week and paint their item which will then be kiln fired again before it is ready to take home. Class size is limited to 20 children (accompanied by an adult). There is a $10/per child clay/kiln fee for this workshop. RSVP’s appreciated to Mary Lee Daigle at the Library, 744-8258.
  • February 2nd: Valentine Making Workshop at the Hitchcock Museum and Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Stop by and make beautiful, handcrafted Valentines for your family and friends. Children who attended the Pottery Workshop can also paint their creations at this workshop. 

Click here for a Pottery & Valentine Workshop Flyer


 

Hitchcock Memorial Museum & Library
1252 Vt. Route 100
Westfield, VT 05874
♦ (802) 744-8258 ♦

Librarian:  MaryLee Daigle

Click here to view the
Library Brochure

 

Hours:  Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(Closed on Saturdays
June, July & August)

Library Services: The library has a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books along with DVD and VHS tapes that can be checked out to Vermont and summer residents. The library has computer, printer and copier access available. There is a per page charge for use of the printer and copier. 
Internet Access: WiFi Internet access is available both inside and outside of the facility 24 hours a day.  The access connection is Hitchcock. 
Museum: The museum has a collection of American and African animal and bird displays, rocks and minerals, corals and butterfly exhibits.  There are historical items that have been donated to the museum during the last 100 years. The collection also includes rare and antique books. 
Meeting Facility: A class and meeting area is available to Westfield residents during regular library/museum hours. 
History: The land and an endowment of $10,000 to construct a library and museum of natural history were gifted to the town of Westfield by Aaron Charles Hitchcock.  Hitchcock was born in Westfield on July 19, 1823.  He became a successful business man and large land owner in Orleans County.    The building was completed in 1899.  Aaron Hitchcock died on March 1, 1900.  The museum and library continue as a monument to his memory, generosity and interest in the youth and citizens of Westfield.