Westford Museum & Historical Society

Westford Museum & Historical Society The Westford Museum houses a wonderful collection of artifacts typical of small towns. We have excellent materials covering many old Westford families as well as old Westford house histories, WA memorabilia and information on the Westford Knight.
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The Westford Family Funfest Festival of Trees kick-off is tomorrow evening Friday Dec. 6th 6-8pm. Stop by and see our tr...
12/05/2019

The Westford Family Funfest Festival of Trees kick-off is tomorrow evening Friday Dec. 6th 6-8pm. Stop by and see our tree. Our theme this year is Westford Academy graduates. You might see your picture!

On giving Tuesday consider donating to The Westford Historical Society and Museum. Join us in our exciting upcoming even...
12/03/2019

On giving Tuesday consider donating to The Westford Historical Society and Museum. Join us in our exciting upcoming events and programs. https://museum.westford.org/join/

The Westford Historical Society's mission is
to promote the understanding and appreciation of Westford's unique history to the community. By providing programming that features aspects of the daily lives, activities, and achievements of Westford residents, we strive to expand and enrich understanding of how our town continues to evolve. We foster an environment of teaching and learning that strengthens our sense of community. We will collect, preserve and exhibit documents, photographs, objects, and sites historically significant to Westford, and encourage outside efforts to do the same.
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12/02/2019

The Westford Museum and offices are closed today as we shovel out from the snow however don't forget to our special holiday SHOPPING hours this FRIDAY December 6th 9:30am-1pm. Stay warm and safe.

Ladies' Missionary Society hears about medical missions to India. The library observes the 100th anniversary of George E...
11/29/2019

Ladies' Missionary Society hears about medical missions to India. The library observes the 100th anniversary of George Eliot's [Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880)],birth with display of her works & biographies. Abbot Worsted soccer team loses by one goal in second round of the national cup. Highlights from the Westford Wardsman, November 29, 1919 https://museum.westford.org/the-westford-wardsman-saturday-november-29-1919/

“That very interesting book, ‘[Theodore] Roosevelt’s letters to his children,’ [1919] has been added to the J. V. Fletch...
11/22/2019
The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, November 22, 1919 – The Westford Historical Society & Museum

“That very interesting book, ‘[Theodore] Roosevelt’s letters to his children,’ [1919] has been added to the J. V. Fletcher library. The Congregational Church holds its annual supper, with 140 attending. Car runs off Stony Brook Rd. into a ditch & another is hit by a train at the West Graniteville crossing; neither driver is hurt. Abbot Worsted soccer team beats Methuen 1-0. Read more from the Westford Wardsman: https://museum.westford.org/the-westford-wardsman-saturday-november-22-1919/

Founded to study Westford history and to stimulate the collection and preservation of related manuscripts and artifacts and to encourage research and disseminate historical information.

Have you been following our weekly Westford Wardsman articles?  Here's the weekly highlights from 1919: “Armistice day,w...
11/15/2019

Have you been following our weekly Westford Wardsman articles? Here's the weekly highlights from 1919: “Armistice day,was quietly spent in town as far as any regular celebration went. The Westford Guardsman, still on duty in Boston, are getting equipped for winter. Town nurse gives talk on her nursing services overseas. Abbot Worsted making improvements at Brookside Mill. Read more at. https://museum.westford.org/the-westford-wardsman-saturday-november-15-1919/

11/11/2019
PSA - Short History of Westford

The Westford Historical Society and Museum will host Hall and McLaughlin’s Short History of Westford at the Westford Museum on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 PM. Suggested donation of $5/person and $10/family.

Westford town historians, Hall and McLaughlin, will bring their knowledge and research of the Town of Westford for an extraordinary presentation with a special slide show. They will share the highlights of Westford’s history from the earliest known inhabitants of the town to the present day population growth.(Watch Preview Below)

Westford Town Historians, Geoff Hall and Rich MacLaughlin, will be presenting A Short History of Westford at 7:00pm on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the We...

Tax collector reports the best collection of the town's taxes to date: $40,893.52. Abbot Worsted soccer football team de...
11/09/2019

Tax collector reports the best collection of the town's taxes to date: $40,893.52. Abbot Worsted soccer football team defeats Lynn Hibernians in first round of national championship. Halloween night passes quietly in center, the young people were out in the evening with their jack-o’-lanterns, getting all the fun out of the occasion they could. Read more in this week's Westford Wardman (November 8, 1919)
https://museum.westford.org/the-westford-wardsman-saturday-november-8-1919/

Mark you calendars! DAVID BRODY: Author Talk and Book Signing. Sunday November 17th @ the WESTFORD MUSEUM., http://www.w...
11/07/2019
WESTFORD MUSEUM: Book Talk and Signing with Author David Brody

Mark you calendars! DAVID BRODY: Author Talk and Book Signing. Sunday November 17th @ the WESTFORD MUSEUM.,
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To get daily Westford alerts delivered to your inbox, subscribe here. The Westford Historical Society and Museumwill host a book talk and signing with local author David Brody at the Westford Museum on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Brody will introduce his ninth book in his Templar in America Series,...

11/05/2019
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Westford Town Historians, Geoff Hall and Rich MacLaughlin, will be presenting A Short History of Westford at 7:00pm on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Westford Museum. The presentation will focus on colonial Westford, the growth of the town's villages and the personalities that influenced that growth, the railroads, education and other factors that have made Westford the community it is today.

This week in the Westford Wardsman from 100 years ago.........Half of Westford's State Guard released from duty after 6 ...
11/01/2019
The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, November 1, 1919 – The Westford Historical Society & Museum

This week in the Westford Wardsman from 100 years ago.........Half of Westford's State Guard released from duty after 6 weeks patrolling Boston. Local 'soccer football' team beats Andover before large crowd in Forge Village. Graniteville men warned about 'shooting crap.'
https://museum.westford.org/the-westford-wardsman-saturday-november-1-1919/

Founded to study Westford history and to stimulate the collection and preservation of related manuscripts and artifacts and to encourage research and disseminate historical information.

Happy Halloween from the Westford Historical Society! 👻
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from the Westford Historical Society! 👻

The Westford Museum is open for tours today, Sunday October 20th 2-4pm. While you are there don't forget to purchase you...
10/20/2019

The Westford Museum is open for tours today, Sunday October 20th 2-4pm.

While you are there don't forget to purchase your ticket for our upcoming event. Two Truths, One Lie, Three Pours.Tickets can also be purchased on-line at; https://museum.westford.org/product-category/events/

Apple picking is in full swing, with reports of who's the champion apple picker. Practically every Westford man joins ne...
10/18/2019
The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, October 18, 1919 – The Westford Historical Society & Museum

Apple picking is in full swing, with reports of who's the champion apple picker. Practically every Westford man joins newly organized American Legion post. Work progresses on enlarging Abbot's Hall. Read more from the Westford Wardsman ~ October 18, 1919 https://museum.westford.org/the-westford-wardsman-saturday-october-18-1919/

Founded to study Westford history and to stimulate the collection and preservation of related manuscripts and artifacts and to encourage research and disseminate historical information.

Saturday October 11, 1919~ Mrs. Bartlett has demobilized her service flag this week. Her son, who has seen two years of ...
10/12/2019
The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, October 11, 1919 – The Westford Historical Society & Museum

Saturday October 11, 1919~ Mrs. Bartlett has demobilized her service flag this week. Her son, who has seen two years of service overseas, has returned to spend a few days with his mother. In uncomfortable quarters in Boston, members of local State Guard at least have spring beds with mattresses. "Soccer football" game draws large crowd in Forge Village.
This week's Westford Wardsman: https://museum.westford.org/the-westford-wardsman-saturday-october-11-1919/

Founded to study Westford history and to stimulate the collection and preservation of related manuscripts and artifacts and to encourage research and disseminate historical information.

Thank you all who attended our fundraiser last night at Clark's Pub and participated in  the Westford  Edition of "What ...
10/04/2019

Thank you all who attended our fundraiser last night at Clark's Pub and participated in the Westford Edition of "What do you meme?" The top pic of the night with the wittiest caption was "Hoping for Harley instead of a hog!

Tour the Westford Museum Museum GalleriesDate/Time: Sunday September 29th 2-4pm Check out our Westford Academy Exhibit
09/29/2019

Tour the Westford Museum Museum Galleries
Date/Time: Sunday September 29th 2-4pm
Check out our Westford Academy Exhibit

Highlights from the 225th Anniversary of Westford Academies. Thank you Westford Alumni near and far for attending. It wa...
09/28/2019

Highlights from the 225th Anniversary of Westford Academies. Thank you Westford Alumni near and far for attending. It was a great day!

From the Westford Wardsman~ Men doing State Guard duty in Boston get a day's furlough to come home. Railroad employee fo...
09/28/2019
The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, September 27, 1919 – The Westford Historical Society & Museum

From the Westford Wardsman~ Men doing State Guard duty in Boston get a day's furlough to come home. Railroad employee foils attempt to wreck train in Graniteville. The news in from a Westford 100 years ago. ://museum.westford.org/the-westford-wardsman-saturday-september-27-1919/

Founded to study Westford history and to stimulate the collection and preservation of related manuscripts and artifacts and to encourage research and disseminate historical information.

09/27/2019
PSA - Westford Academy 225th Anniversary Tour

This event is free. There are still a few seats left on the bus. Don't let it leave without you! Email the museum to reserve your place! [email protected]

Join the President of Westford Academy's Board of Trustees, Geoff Hall, and other WA alumni, on Saturday, September 28, 2019 to celebrate the 225th anniversa...

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2-4 Boston Rd
Westford, MA
01886

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Monday 09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00
Friday 09:00 - 13:00
Sunday 14:00 - 16:00

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