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Explore Westwood's Heritage
The Westwood Museum, which is located in the Westwood Train Station, will be open for residents and visitors from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 12, 2012.
During the May 'Open House', the Westwood Museum will again exhibit its special display honoring the military service of the Borough's residents. The "Military Memorabilia" will be exhibited in the Museum's three rolling display cases and also will include some free-standing items.
The display will feature the World War II memorabilia of Lt. Anton A. Heins, Jr. and Joseph P. Whalen and the World War I items of Arthur H. Floyd. Additional items that were recently acquired will also be included in the exhibit. This exhibit will be available for viewing during the Open House
session for residents and visitors from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 12th at the Westwood Museum, which is located in the Westwood train
There will also be five ongoing exhibits in the Museum's wall-mounted display cases. These exhibits are:
"Changing Face of Broadway - Volz Businesses", a photographic exhibit highlighting the changes in the businesses of the Volz family, and the buildings on Broadway, from the late 1890s to the present.
"Westwood Veterans Council Supporting Westwood's Veterans, Past and Present," a photographic exhibit documenting this organization's activities within the
Borough and beyond;
"Westwood's Fallen Hero" - Christopher R. Hrbek," a special photographic exhibit;
"Our Boys Come Marching Home - Westwood's World War I Veterans." a photographic exhibit documenting the return of Westwood's veterans from Europe after the end of World War I;
"Westwood Avenue - Westwood House to Haring Hardware," an historical photographic exhibit of the changes that have occurred on the first block of Westwood Avenue, eastward from the Westwood Train Station, in the 100+ years since the establishment of the Westwood House Hotel;
The Westwood Heritage Society maintains the Westwood Museum and urges people to drop in and view these exhibits and other artifacts from the borough's past.
For more information about the Westwood Heritage Society, visit its website www.westwoodheritage.org where you can view the Community Calendar for up-to-date listings of events in Westwood.
More About Westwood Train Station
NJ Transit's Pascack Valley Line goes through the borough at the Westwood Train Station, located adjacent to Veterans' Memorial Park at the intersection of Broadway and Washington Avenue. The Pascack Valley Line travels from Spring Valley, N.Y. to Hoboken and does the reverse trip as well. Commuters and visitors to New York City can switch at Secaucus Junction and board a train to New York Penn Station. Paid lots are available near the train station and handicapped parking is available right near the track. NJ Transit riders can purchase tickets at kiosks at the station before they board. Discounts are available for senior citizens and those with disabilities.