♦ Hitchcock Museum/Library

PUMPKIN CARVING AND DECORATING IN WESTFIELD:
There will be an outdoor Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Party (weather permitting) at the Hitchcock Memorial Museum and Library in Westfield on Sunday, October 16th from 1-3ish. Free pumpkins will be provided. This is an outdoor event so please dress warmly. The Hitchcock Library is located at 1252 VT Route 100 in Westfield. Please call Librarian, Mary Lee Daigle, for additional information, 744-8258.


♦ ACTIVITY DAY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: Family Activity Fun Day at the Hitchcock Museum and Library in Westfield (1252 VT Route 100) throughout the summer with crafts, games, outdoor play for kids and families. Bring your favorite games, activities to decorate and appropriate outdoor clothing for a fun-filled afternoon. Some snacks provided but bring your own beverage. For more information on upcoming dates contact the Librarian, MaryLee Daigle at 802-744-8258.


 

Hitchcock Memorial Museum & Library
1252 Vt. Route 100
Westfield, VT 05874
Phone: 802-744-8258
Librarian: MaryLee Daigle
Click here to view the Library Brochure

 

Hours:  1 – 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
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. No password is required.
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.