♦ Hitchcock Museum/Library

Saturday, Aug. 26th — 8 a.m. to Noon
Westfield Recycling Center at the Town Garage
757 VT Route 100

Help us bring TRASHOSAURUS to life!

Children and adults of all ages can participate by bringing clean recyclables. Each recyclable item brought will be added by the participant to the chicken-wire dinosaur structure until we’ve covered the entire surface. Bring beverage bottles, styrofoam egg cartons, aluminum cans, plastic milk jugs and plastic bags to help bring Trashosaurus to life! This unique, community creation will be displayed on the Westfield Common for all to enjoy while creating awareness of the items in our lives that can be recycled.

Sponsored by the Hitchcock Memorial Museum and Library & the Westfield Recycling Center with special thanks to Steve Myott of Westfield for creating the Trashosaurus structure.

For additional information contact the Hitchcock Memorial Museum and Library • (802) 744-8258

1252 Vt. Route 100 ♦ Westfield, VT 05874
♦ (802) 744-8258

Librarian:  MaryLee Daigle

Click here to view the Hitchcock Museum & Library Brochure

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

Thursday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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.