Herb Hadfield Pop Up Event

Date: May 16, 2022
Time: 10:00 am  to  11:00 am

Do you remember Herb Hadfield?

10 AM Monday May 16 2022

Herb Hadfield Conservation Area, 255 Cornell Road, Westport

“I’m building a log cabin in the woods and I’m not going to have any electricity, no telephone. I’m going to try to do it myself, and if I succeed in some of these areas, I can say, ‘Look what can be done.”

The Westport Land Conservation Trust and the Westport Historical Society have joined forces to celebrate the unique character that was Herb Hadfield (1928 – 1989).  Known for his affinity with the natural world, Herb Hadfield was an independent thinker, artist, environmentalist, and lover of animals. Please join us on Monday May 16 at 10 AM to remember Herb Hadfield and for a guided walk into the interior meadow of the Hadfield Conservation Area where his cabin was built 40 years ago.  Those who knew Herb (or who are curious to learn more) are invited to share a memory about him or bring along an object associated with him.

This event will take place at the Hadfield property, enter from 255 Cornell Road and meet near the parking area. (In the event of bad weather, this event will move to the WLCT Learning Center at Westport Woods, 573 Adamsville Road)

As well as the event on Monday May 16th, there will be an ongoing Pop up tent from the 16th-20th. The tent featuring audio from an interview with Herb Hadfield in 1977, newspaper clippings, and other photos will be displayed in the meadow all week for visitors to enjoy.