Westwood Heritage Society Museum
Westwood Train Station
Broadway & Westwood Avenue
Westwood, NJ 07675
Hours: The Second Saturday of every month; 10:00am-2:00 pm
I had visited the Westwood Heritage Society Museum during its one day opening in the month and no one was there to greet me. It seems that they closed at noon. I was able to walk around the train station’s main room and look around at all the old pictures of town, its history and the interesting facts of how the town grew
Westwood NJ Rail Station where the museum is located
The Westwood NJ Train Station is the home for the Westwood Heritage Society Museum
Many prestigious families of Bergen County, NJ have helped shape the town including members of the Demerest, Blauvelt, Wortendyke and Haring families. These early members of Bergen County Society have left their mark on the politics and construction of the current town. These names are part of the founding families of the town.
The sign in Veterans Park
There are displays of family life in town, life on the railroads, the history of how the railroad came to town, the growth of the town, residents of the town and a display on railroad conductor, Mr. Blauvelt himself.
There are many sets of pictures in the display cases and there is an on-going slide show of pictures on the main wall of the terminal showing the past and present of the town.
They let us tour the bomb shelter that is beneath the train station. This is interesting.
I recently toured the museum with my students on the second Saturday in November of 2022 and met with the members of the Westwood Heritage Society. They put all their displays out when the museum was open from 10:00am-12:00pm. There were some interesting things to see. There was the history of the businesses, schools, the fire and police department and town government. They had some interesting artifacts from Veterans of the Wars as well.
Displays of memorabilia at the museum
If you like the history of railroads into the new suburbs or are from Westwood and are interested in its history, this museum is worth coming to for the afternoon. Take time to walk along the tables and view all the artifacts. There are some interesting things to see.
The glassworks of Westwood
Some of the items from the veterans of foreign wars.
Artifacts from the railroad
The main building of the train station is always open during business hours, so you will have plenty of time to look at all the displays. If you get there on the second Saturday of the month, you might get to talk with a member of the Heritage Society. It only takes about an hour to see all the displays.
The history of the town is in all these notebooks
The Westwood Museum, which is housed in the Westwood Train Station building, was established and held its ‘Grand Opening’ on Memorial Day of 2002.
The Museum serves as an exhibit gallery for the numerous artifacts of Westwood’s past and records of its history that have been acquired or compiled by the Society.
Historic Westwood, NJ
The Historic Displays that line the walls on the history of the town:
Historic homes and businesses of prominent members of the Westwood community
Historic Homes of Westwood
Historic businesses in Westwood
Prominent residents of Westwood, NJ
Historic Downtown Westwood NJ