Westfield History Organizations Spring Assembly – Invention, Innovation & Industry in Union County
Each Spring, the History organizations in Westfield come together and present a Spring Assembly which is open to the public. This year, the Westfield Historical Society is organizing the program to be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Assembly Room of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. John Prescott of the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs will present the program: “Invention, Innovation & Industry in Union County”.
Did you know that Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla were both connected to Union County? You may be surprised to hear that Planes, Trains, Automobiles…..and Submarines are all a part of the rich and diverse History of Union County.
In his role as the History Programs Coordinator for the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, Mr. Prescott has worked with community groups and organizations to develop dynamic and substantive programs to educate the public about the remarkable history of Union County. John orchestrates Union County’s annual Four Centuries in a Weekend, develops history programs for the public on selected themes, administers grants through the Union County History grant program, counsels organizations on historical activities and educational events and serves as a resource on educational programs.
The Spring Assembly programs are offered to the public, each Spring, through the efforts of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Westfield Chapter; The Genealogical Society of the West Fields; The Miller-Cory House Museum Volunteers; The Sons of the American Revolution, West Fields Chapter; the Westfield Historical Society; and The Presbyterian Church in Westfield.
For further information, please contact the Westfield Historical Society at (908)654-1794; or firstname.lastname@example.org.