♦ Hitchcock Museum/Library

♦ CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT & TREE TRIMMING PARTY:
The Hitchcock Museum and Library invites area children and their families to participate in a Christmas Ornament & Tree Trimming Party on Sunday, December 10th from Noon until 2 p.m. Participants will create beautiful-handcrafted ornaments to take home and/or to decorate the Library Christmas tree. The Library is located at 1252 VT Route 100 in Westfield. For more information call 744-8258. This is a free, family-fun event for all ages! 


 ♦ TRASHOSAURUS
On Saturday, Aug. 26th area residents brought TRASHOSAURUS to life by bringing clean recyclables to create awareness of the items in our lives that can be recycled. It was a lot of fun and we created a stunning work of art with the help of Westfield resident Steve Myott. Steve donated and built the base chicken-wire dinosaur structure which the recyclables were attached to. Trashosaurus was on display on the Westfield Common for all to enjoy for a couple of weeks. The project was sponsored by the Hitchcock Memorial Museum and Library & the Westfield Recycling Center. Special thanks to Steve Myott for his efforts throughout the project.  

 


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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.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(Closed on Sundays: 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.