History

History of Westfield


Westfield founders Glenn Kilmer and Goldie MacDonell

Westfield founders Glenn Kilmer and Goldie MacDonell

D. Glenn Kilmer and Golden (Goldie) L. MacDonell, two Brantford high school teachers, purchased 30 acres in October, 1960 at the site which later became Westfield heritage Village. They envisioned a unique project which would develop a pioneer village as a non-profit educational institution to preserve and present the 19th century rural life in Upper Canada. Their vision became a reality when Westfield was officially opened to the public on June 15, 1964.

Westfield Heritage Village is owned and operated by the Hamilton Conservation Authority.