Aerial photo of Westford Museum by Right Angle Photography, LLC

Aerial photo of Westford Museum by Right Angle Photograpy, LLC

Featured Artifact of the Week

State Guard Armband This Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Guard armband from around 1919 is made of black wool with gold embroidery, featuring the triangular crest of the Commonwealth. Armbands such

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April 2020 Museum Musings

Support the Westford Historical Society Dear Westford Historical Society Members and Friends, More than ever, we need you support. Many of our events have been postponed or cancelled, but you

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Women’s Rights in Westford

Women’s Rights in Westford timeline 1780                   Massachusetts State Constitution restricts voting to males only but omits “male” as a qualification for holding public office. 1819                   Susan Prescott becomes the

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Engagement Survey

    Do you have 10 minutes to spare? The Westford Historical Society is conducting a survey of its members and the community. The survey is 10 questions and should

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Westford Historical Society Video Resources

Check out our video resource collections: Museum programs, Westford Knight, 3rd grade tours, the villages, Westford’s general history and more Programs Two Truths, One Lie Declaring Independence: Then and

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Upcoming Events

Rescheduling ~ Wild Women of Westford Sunday Afternoon Tea

Sunday, May 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Westford Museum, Westford MA

Join us for an afternoon of storytelling and tea. Enjoy a light meal of finger sandwiches and savories with sweet pastries, while listening to stories of 4 heroic women of ...   Read more


"I want to go to Jail” A one-act play written by Pamela Swing and Elizabeth Dabanka

Friday, May 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Parish Center for the Arts, Westford Massachusetts

“I Want to go to Jail” transports you back to February, 1919, when women suffragists grappled with unexpected obstacles in their quest for the final vote needed to pass the ...   Read more


Taste of Nashoba ~Ticket Partner

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lawrence Academy Stone Athletic Center, Groton MA

Due to recent events and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided that it is best to postpone the Taste of Nashoba. A new date of Tuesday June ...   Read more


Discover Your Female Ancestor

Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Westford Museum, Westford MA

Was your great-grandmother or great great grandmother alive in 1920? Did she vote in that very first election after the ratification of the 19th amendment, that granted women the right to ...   Read more


Fibers of Life; Textiles from the Westford Historical Society’s Collections

Sunday, May 16, 2021 @ 2:30 am - 3:30 am
Westford Museum, Westford MA

This show & tell lecture is offered in cooperation with the Westford Museum & Historical Society. Their collection of local artifacts, from clothing and accouterments to linens and household items ...   Read more