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.
I have a friend, Lynn who is a volunteer at Westfield. She works in the Print Shop. Without the volunteers, Westfield would not survive. It is an amazing place, and I went with Lynn several times.