Westfield 350th Birthday
May 19, 2019
Birthday weekend
May 17th-19th

March

3/11/1888   Great blizzard  6-8 feet of snow. The town was completely shut off from outside communication.

3/9/1896    First woman, Mrs. L.J. Bruce, was appointed as member of the school committee

3/16/1886   First time Westfield was lighted by electricity

3/19/1885   Westfield voted to establish a high school

3/20/1676   Order from Boston to abandon Westfield and move to the fort in Springfield due to the threat of Indian attack during the King Philip’s War. Westfield refused and them order was withdrawn, but Boston said they could not help defend Westfield from attack.