|The museum staff and volunteers are looking forward to welcoming Westford’s Third Graders for tours later this month! The Westford Academy Museum Club is also assisting with this fun annual event! Bob Oliphant is working on a program on early immigration to Westford, continuing our 2019 theme of Westford’s immigrants. Our February History Discussion group was quite popular! Did you miss it? You can find the information on our website.
Thank you all who joined us for the sold out Wild Women of Westford. It was a fun evening of stories of notable Westford Women with wine from Aaronap Cellars along with cheese and sweets from Mill City Cheese Mongers.
The Westford Historical Society is blessed with a collection of Westford Remembrance Women Dolls that represents 13 notable women of Westford History. Each and everyone of these dolls and the women they represent have a story to tell and what better time to tell it than March, National Women’s History Month.
Our storytellers Deb Banerjee, Penny Lacroix, Ellen Rainville and Lisa Sama reminded us of the strong dynamic leadership of a few of our wild women of Westford, Sarah Keyes, Emily McKniff, Ellen Swallow and Jean Downey. However, the true highlight of the evening was celebrating the contribution Ellen Rainville has made to our community and the future history of Westford.
A special thank you to our sponsors, Middlesex Savings Bank and Westford Family FunFest.
Can you help us identify these school children from the Frost school about 1918?
Thanks to Marylin Day, we know that the young girl in the picture below on the right end of the first row is Ruth E. Swenson (b. 1908) and was the daughter of Carl and Ann Swenson. Ruth graduated Westford Academy in 1923. Can you identify any of her classmates? Please email your responses to Linda Greene.