In 1740, a man named Samuel Miller built a farmhouse in what was then called the West Fields of Elizabeth Town. Today, that house has been transformed into The Miller-Cory House Museum. The Miller-Cory House Museum is a “living history” museum part of the Westfield Historical Society. Its goal is to present an accurate portrayal of life in a certain time period using live interpretation rather than books or photographs, thus providing a more active learning environment. It is also a “house”museum, literally, a house that has been transformed into a museum. It has been restored and furnished in order to tell a particular story – of an area, a social class, a way of life, and an historical period.
The Miller-Cory House Museum began its life as a farmhouse built in 1740 by Samuel Miller in what was then called the West Fields of Elizabeth Town. It has been providing a window into 18th century farm life since it was established as a museum in 1972.