Centennial Events & Activities

History Days

Capturing, Preserving, and Sharing Our History

Throughout the months leading up to the Centennial Jubilee, the West Mayfield Centennial Committee is hosting community-oriented opportunities to collect and preserve historical artifacts, oral histories, and memories related to the Borough’s first 100 years.

Bring your old photos, paper documents, maps, and other objects to be photographed and scanned by our historical preservation team. Share your favorite stories about growing up and living in the borough with our oral historians.  
 
If you’d like to help capture, preserve, and share West Mayfield history or lend a hand in some other way to the Centennial Committee, please contact us:
 
c/o Kevin Farkas
Kevin@thesocialvoiceproject.org

Events

May 7, 2022

The WMCC launched its first History Day coffee and snacks at the borough building. We were visited by two long-time residents who graciously shared with us their old photographs, documents, and stories of what it was like growing up in West Mayfield during the 1930s and 40s.

July 16, 2022

At our second History Day event, we scanned and imaged more than 150 old photographs from several residents, including documents and photos of the fire department, ladies auxiliary organization, and borough recreation teams. During this month we also sent a team of WMCC historians to a community picnic for borough residents sponsored by Mike Zirot.

September 10, 2022

This History Day was dedicated to capturing and preserving an oral history interview with long-time borough resident, Julie Wiltrout.

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November 5, 2022

The WMCC history team continues to collect old photographs, documents, and stories about West Mayfield's first 100 years. On this History Day we recorded long-time borough resident Christine Barkfelt who reflected upon growing up in "the projects."

December 3, 2022

The WMCC history team continues to collect old photographs, documents, and stories about West Mayfield's first 100 years.

Help Make West Mayfield Be a Nicer Place to Live

The West Mayfield Centennial Committee is a group of volunteers dedicated to planning, organizing, and conducting the borough’s 100th Jubilee Celebration. We welcome participation by all residents and non-residents, past or present. Everyone is welcome! For more information about the West Mayfield Centennial Committee, view our events & activities, and see our history project online, visit our website and social media pages.

 

Make a Donation

Please make checks payable to West Mayfield Centennial Committee (or WMCC) and send to:

c/o Chrissy Barkfelt, 1015 37th St. Ext., Beaver Falls, PA 15010
 
Donations can also be delivered to Mayor Licia Cogley at 604 37th St. Ext., Beaver Falls, PA 15010. Mailbox is in the driveway.