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Help us save a 1830s Westfield Log Cabin Home

posted Jan 29, 2020, 6:29 AM by Michael Kobrowski   [ updated Jan 29, 2020, 6:31 AM ]
Click here for the GoFundMe Fundraiser - or send us a check!:

Want to join me in making a difference to the history of Westfield?  The Westfield-Washington Historical Society, is working to preserve a Westfield log cabin that is from the early 1830s. This cabin has been part of a barn for the last 106 years and has been linked to several local families that have been in Westfield since its creation in 1834. We have a short time to save this valuable piece of local history, but we have a plan. We have hired well known restoration specialist, Steven Lalioff. He is currently evaluating the cabin and creating a detailed listing of what is left of the cabin so we can disassemble and store it.  We have a crew that will be disassembling the cabin before the week is over. We are looking for donations to help offset the costs and to continue to our second phase to rebuild the cabin in Westfield for the entire community to use and enjoy. Any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us.

2019! Where did it go?

posted Nov 19, 2019, 4:46 PM by Michael Kobrowski

We had a very busy year, but didn't post much about it on this blog. 

We posted more on our Facebook page here:

Make sure you check us there.

Also, this December 7th we will have our very popular Hot Chocolate booth at the Westfield in Lights festival! Join us!

Letter from New WWHS President - Diana Peyton

posted Feb 2, 2019, 1:13 PM by Michael Kobrowski

Happy New Year!
There are going to be some big life changes for me in 2019 and I am looking forward to all of them. One I am honored and looking forward to be President of the Society next year. My hope is to concentrate on the Society and do the best I can do. Please bear with me because I’m sure I will stumble, fall and stumble again so I will really need all your help. I’ve watched those that came before me and appreciate their commitment and hard work, I hope I can, if only in a small way, compare.
I am very excited to have Steve Osborne as Vice President. He is so committed and he along with Linda do an outstanding job and can always be counted on. Linda was nominated for Secretary next year. She has always done a good job at taking the minutes. Michael is taking the Archivist again and I just can’t say enough about him promoting the Society. He is always on our Facebook page and does a great job. Terry and Becky are always there to help also. Terry was nominated to be Treasurer again next year. They spend a lot of time keeping the museum open along with Rachel, Susan, Becky, Helen and Jeff. Curt, Bruce, Lonnie and Jim are always helping with anything that needs to be done. Curt is our Construction Manager. Jim was nominated for programming for 2019. A huge thanks to Bruce for all your hard work with programs this year. His job has taken him out of town and he has worked diligently on our programs. This is not an easy job. It’s difficult to get presenters, get the room and be prepared in case something happens and they don’t show up. Tom Roberts was nominated as Recorder. The Board Members includes: Helen, Lonnie, Becky, Susan, Bruce, Rachel, Jeff and Doug. Whew! What a group of great workers. I appreciate everything you do! Paula and Rachel are jointly doing membership. They are very valued members that help a lot. Teri D was helping us with the newsletter in 2018 before her work took a lot of her time away. We will work on the Newsletter jointly in 2019 but always are open for submissions of members from the community! I sincerely hope I’ve not left anyone out.
I have listed the dates of our meetings so you can mark your calendars. I’m hoping for a great year, hoping to get our membership built up and hoping we all can enjoy together our passion for collecting, preserving and protecting our historic items.
Planning & Organizational Meetings: January 22, 2019 March 19, 2019 May 21, 2019 July 16, 2019 September 17, 2019 November 19, 2019
Program Meetings (subject to change/additional ones): February 19, 2019 April 16, 2019 June 18, 2019 August 20, 2019 October 15, 2019 December 10, 2019
If you have a suggestion for programming, please let Jim Peyton know.
Again, thanks for all you do! Happy Holidays and blessings during this season and throughout the year.
Diana Peyton 2019 President Westfield Washington Historical Society & Museum
PS: To my family’s disbelief, I found a space on my tree for the beautiful Christmas ornaments that were gifted to me from Becky and Terry Carrithers. Thank you both! They are beautiful and the chest looks great under my tree. Michael Kobrowski won the Christmas tree and Terry won the beautiful chest of ornaments at our Holiday Dinner. The chest and ornaments were part of the WWHS raffle and were donated to the raffle by Stephanie Marshall & Rich Marshall! Thank you! Thanks to all that came and brought the yummy food. A special thanks to Linda for her hard work setting up and working in the kitchen. She was the first to be there and the last to leave. What a great group we have!!!!

New Officers and Board Members for 2019

posted Feb 2, 2019, 1:11 PM by Michael Kobrowski

In December 2018 we elected new officers and board members for 2019. Well, most aren't that new, but there have been a lot of changes, so check our our Contact Us page for the new roles.

As always, please consider joining us in volunteering for this great organization to promote and preserve the history of Westfield and Washington Township

Fundraiser: Summertime Raffle!

posted Jul 26, 2016, 9:52 AM by Michael Kobrowski   [ updated Jul 26, 2016, 9:54 AM ]

Please help the Historical Society raise money by buying raffle tickets to win this cool patio set. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Every board member of the society has tickets for sale. You can also get them at the museum on Saturdays from 11a-3p. You can also get them on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Westfield City Farmers Market. The drawing will be held at the 2nd Saturday in September, the last market we will attend. Again, please help support our precious collections. Thanks 

Here a link to our Facebook post about this - share it with your friends and family to generate more interest and help us! Thanks! Facebook Post

Holiday Show & Tell Facebook Post

posted Nov 19, 2015, 5:07 PM by Michael Kobrowski   [ updated Nov 19, 2015, 5:07 PM ]

December 2015 Holiday Show & Tell

posted Mar 27, 2012, 8:52 AM by Michael Kobrowski   [ updated Nov 18, 2015, 7:16 AM ]

December Holiday Show & Tell Poster

Please join us in December for our annual Holiday Show & Tell Meeting. Members are encouraged to bring family and friends. We also invite any guests who wish to attend. Any and all are invited to bring favorite historical items to show and talk about their past. Bring a covered dish and/or dessert to share. The WWHS will provide the meat.

During this meeting we will also take nomination for board members and officers for 2016. If you or anybody you know is interested in helping preserve Westfield and Washington Township history, this is the time to speak up and support history!

Contact: Bruce Hansen at 317-626-8559 with any questions or post them here on this Facebook events page.

Please RSVP here to give us an idea how many people are attending. Also write a comment if you are bringing one or more people with you!

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