Historical Society’s April Luncheon to feature local re-enactor

(above) Joyce Goldstein, will present a program interpreting the 18th Century life of “Sabra Miller – an Original Resident of the Miller-Cory House” for the Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon Program to be held on April 5th at Echo Lake Country Club. Reservations are required. Courtesy photo

April Luncheon to feature local re-enactor

Westfield Historical Society

Guests are welcome to attend a luncheon on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. Local re-enactor, Joyce Goldstein, will interpret the colonial life of Sabra Miller, an original resident of Westfield’s Miller-Cory House.

In 1740, Sabra Miller became the first woman to occupy the small farmhouse in the West Fields of Elizabethtown, now known as the Miller-Cory House Museum. The program will be a reenactment of life in 18th Century New Jersey as personified by Sabra Miller as she greets visitors and welcomes them into her family’s busy lives.

Joyce Lee Goldstein, born in Brooklyn, holds a BA in Drama from Hofstra University and a MA in Speech Pathology from NYU. She has acted on Broadway and in Summer Stock Theater.

In 1980, Joyce and her family settled in Westfield and live in a home which has been designated as a local historic landmark. Joyce began performing at the Westfield Community Playhouse and later became active with the Miller-Cory House talking to school groups about life in New Jersey in the 18th Century. Presently, she and her daughter are partners in an antiques business.

Those wishing to attend the luncheon may make a reservation by email towestfieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.com; or by calling 908-654-1794, before Thursday, March 30th. Please advise if there are special dietary needs. The luncheon fee of $35 (WHS members) or $40 (non-members) includes a three-course meal, coffee/tea, and gratuity. Depending on local Covid levels, tables will be spaced out and mask wearing is at guest’s discretion. The luncheon fee should be paid in advance (check payable to Westfield Historical Society) by mailing to Westfield Historical Society, P.O. Box 613, Westfield, NJ  07091; by Venmo to @Westfield-HistoricalSociety; or, online at: westfieldhistoricalsociety.org/registration. Payments and registration should be received by Thursday prior to the luncheon. Attendees should check the club’s dress code at: echolakecc.org/guest-info

Since 1968, the 501(c)(3) non-profit Westfield Historical Society has worked to preserve, interpret, and encourage interest in history, Westfield, and its residents through educational efforts and community outreach programs. For more information on the Westfield Historical Society and their events, visit westfieldhistoricalsociety.org, like on Facebook, and follow on Instagram.

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