♦ Hitchcock Museum/Library

♦CRAFT CLASS NOVEMBER 19TH, 2023 at the Library:  There will be a craft class at the library featuring 2 Christmas crafts.  The class will be taught by Karen Blais and will be $10 a person to cover cost of materials.   Class time is 1 pm to 3 pm.  As of this time, the class is full, but we will welcome those who wish to be on the waitlist in case someone cannot attend.  Call the library if this is of interest to you.

♦WELCOME TO OUR NEW LIBRARIAN: Meet our new librarian, Maureen Zimmerman.  She is  looking forward to getting to know everyone.  In her words, a short bio:

I grew up in Westfield and enjoyed coming to the library to escape from my chores and lose myself in the wonderful world of books. I joined the US Air Force when I turned 18 and that is where I met my husband, Larry. We spent some time in Wyoming, North Carolina, and Illinois, but I missed the mountains and fresh air of Vermont and we finally moved back home five years ago. It’s so good to be back, and I’m overjoyed to have this opportunity to serve the wonderful people in this town. When I’m not at the library, I enjoy homeschooling our daughter Kara, raising our chickens, gardening, playing guitar, drawing, and swimming.

The new hours have been set to an evening and a weekend day to accommodate those that are working or may not be able to come during the day. 

♦NEW HOURS FOR THE LIBRARY:  New hours for the Hitchcock Library as of July 17, 2023 are as follows:

Tuesday- 2 pm to 7 pm.   Thursday- 10 am to 3 pm.  Sunday- 11 am to 3 pm.  Stop by and meet our new librarian, Maureen Zimmerman.

♦ LIBRARY BOARD MEETINGS:  The meeting for the Library Board will be held the second Tuesday of the month at 4 pm at the Library.

Click here for current agenda and minutes: Library Board Agenda 8-08-23


As of March Town Meeting Day 2023, the town has elected a board of trustees to oversee the Hitchcock Memorial Library and Museum.

The trustees are as follows:  Jenn Stelma, Karen Blais, Jenn Grace, Beth Berchick and Beau Harris from the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury.  Beau has replaced Theresa Rudolph until the next Town Meeting in March 2024.

Contact our email with any questions: hitchcockmemorial8258@gmail.com



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


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.