Washington Historical Society & Museum - updated
Museum is located in the old Fire Station - Town Hall
at 145 S Union Street
Map to Museum
are open every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
by appointment. Please call at least a week or two
ahead of time to schedule a specific time and date.
members of our community have brought in items for
donation - it has been amazing what items, some long
lost, have show up in our new museum! Please be ready
to provide some history and background (written please)
on the items you provide to us!
Our museum has been open every Saturday since 4/26/2008.
But thanks to the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors
Bureau (HCCVB website) and
dedicated members of our society we will expand our hours
in June we will be open extended hours - please check
back here for details!
will continue to be open Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to
is free but donations are always welcome.
The museum is open! Read more about it in our newsletter!
Become a member to receive the newsletter, or visit us
at the museum!
Gary Mikesell and the first motorized Westfield
A huge turn out for our opening and ribbon cutting!
ribbon is cut, the museum is finally open!
The first visitor was the one most advanced in
Our fundraising dinner was a huge success! We received
a great amount of donations for our tasty efforts!
Old and new fire department vehicles.
We are moving
slowly but surely forward with our museum opening efforts.
The lights are up and we are working on the exhibits.
We need volunteers for all parts of the museum and
of course donations for different museum needs.
Lights are going up!
Lights are up!
Museum sign closeup
Road Work US31 1926 – Fire station in background-
Picture from the Camilla Axelrod Collection of the
Westfield Washington Historical Society Museum
We are in the middle of trying to open our museum as
fast as possible. We are still aiming for an opening
end of September/beginning of October, but it is sure
amazing to discover how long things take when you get
knee deep (or deeper) into the museum process.
We can always use help - please help us! :-) We have
wonderful volunteers in our community and couldn't even
begin to do this without them - anyway, we are doing
this for our current and future community, so come along
and help us. Any skills needed, and time commitment wanted!
Hamilton Country Convention and Visitors Bureau Destination
Grant - first money for Westfield-Washington Historical
We received the first installment of our $35,000.00
grant money on January 18, 2007. Other organizations
receiving funds in the area are: Arcadia Heritage Depot,
Town of Cicero, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, Hamilton
Southeastern Baseball/Softball, and the Town of Sheridan.
is tied to very close reporting controls and we only
receive the rest of the grant money if we
on time move forward in our project “Jump Start
Museum”. As always we ask you to volunteer and
help us with these amazing tasks. We need help in any
and all operations of a Historical Society and Museum
and we can use anybody’s skills!
The main parts of our Jump Start Museum project are:
Building display cases and exhibit materials production
Research for exhibits/materials/books
Books and other publications about research and exhibits
Printing (brochures and other materials)
Computer Hardware & Software
to built a great basis for above
the grant money only accounted for 49% of the money
we requested we have a long way to go in raising funds
and starting our museum.
Please ask us at our program meetings or organizational
meetings about details of these parts and how you can
help us achieve our goals!
are working on creating a Westfield-Washington
Historical Museum. The Town of Westfield
has expressed support in our task and we had the program
Rendfeld and John Harris, Local Museum Outreach of
the Indiana Historical Society helps us with this task
of the challenges. Especially the collection workshop was
very eye opening!
need help! If you can talk, type, write, take pictures,
paint, build a wall, or help in any other way, please
what the Noblesville Ledger wrote about our Museum's
Click here for our 2006 Historic Underground Railroad Home
Washington Historical Museum Mission Statement:
The mission of the Westfield
Washington Historical Museum is:
· To promote Westfield Washington Township through the
creation and maintenance of a museum and associated projects;
· To preserve the history of Westfield Washington
Township for current & future generations;
increase local and national awareness to Westfield
Washington Township history.
officers of the Historical Society can't achieve this
alone. We had a great turn out for the Museum Work
Day on May 13 when more than 15 members of the community
turned out and helped. But we need this kind of support
on a continuing basis to make our museum what it can
of Fire Station/Town Hall and road work on Old US31/South
Union Street - taken approximately
1926 by Byford Inman - from the Camilla Axel Road Collection
of the Westfield Washington Historical Society - All