Made in Westfield – a look at manufacturing and industry in Westfield – presents 45 companies and their products spanning the 19th through 21st centuries.
From the early industries of brick & ice making powder mills and furniture building to the more unique manufacturing of hoop skirts, washer tubs, extracts & flavors, stoves, marble, bicycles, whips, paper, golf clubs, piano legs and pipe organs – Westfield made them all. The exhibit, which runs through April 13th, also showcases some of Westfield’s long-standing manufacturers & their products (Westfield Grinding Wheel, Micro Abrasive, Advance Manufacturing, ITI, H. B. Smith, Mestek, Stanley Home Products) as well as businesses of the past (Digital, Foster Machine, Stevens Paper, Robinson Reminders, Old Colony Envelope, Colonial Art, Knight Club Soda).
A reception will be held on March 26th at 6:30 p.m. highlighting some of Westfield’s current manufacturers: Micro Abrasive, Westfield Grinding Wheel, International Technology, H. B. Smith, Westfield G&E, Mestek, Jarvis Surgical Inc., Savage Arms, Westfield Whip Manufacturing and Angy’s Landolfi Group.
The public is cordially invited to the reception and to view the exhibit during regular library hours.
Westfield Athenaeum 6 Elm Street Westfield, MA 01085
Monday–Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. &
Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
If you have any questions, please contact Library Director Daniel Paquette or Archivist Kate Deviny at 413-568-7833.