Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Made in Westfield Exhibit at the Westfield Athenaeum

Westfield Athenaeum Archivist Kate Deviny has mounted an exhibit titled Made in Westfield to display Westfield's history of industry and manufacturing. It is open in the Jasper Rand Art museum during regular business hours.

While not complete, the display reminds us of the wide variety of manufacturing that has been in Westfield since early times - the cotton thread mill of Richard Falley, brick making, ice cutting and powder mills as well as the bicycle, whip, paper, and cigar making that this town is famous for. Several current businesses have also loaned us materials so that you can learn about boroscopes, mirco-abrasive powders, grinding wheels, and artificial joints.

This exhibit will last until April 7th.

 

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