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Help restore the Westford Museum Antique Snow Roller (Fundraiser)

Have you ever wondered how townspeople traveled around town in the early 1900s when it snowed? Did they just stay home? Before automobiles were popular, before there was a snow … Read more »


Interviews with Westford Veterans (Audio)

These interviews are part of a collection of CDs “Interviews with Westford Veterans conducted by Christopher Crane, Boy Scouts of America, Andover Troop 73. Presented to the Westford Museum (2008). … Read more »


History of Scouting in Westford

Origins of Scouting The origins of scouting date back to 1907 when Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the scouting movement in England. In 1909, Chicago publisher, William Dickson Boyce, was visiting … Read more »


Nancy (Heywood) Richmond (1820-1898) Part 1&2

Why Edgar Allen Poe called Nancy Richmond, “Anne” is a mystery. By James Van Bever (June/July 2022) It is believed that after Poe started to call her Annie that she … Read more »


Westford Eagle Scouts

Eagle is the highest rank in Scouting.  Currently, it requires a Scout to be active in the troop, complete 21 merit badges, serve for 6 months in a troop leadership … Read more »


Scouting Artifacts

Westford BSA Patch Historic Trail Awards. Established in 1956 to promote citizenship. It is awarded for studying about, hiking or camping along, or performing a service project on a historic … Read more »


Campfire Ashes

Campfire ashes stored in an old film canister CAMPFIRE ASHES   Ashes taken from a campfire are sprinkled into the flames of the next campfire.  The next morning, when the … Read more »


Traveling Down Route 110 (Littleton Road) with Geoff and Bob!

A new Westford history film documentary. “Traveling Down Route 110 (Littleton Road) with Geoff and Bob”. There’s an amazing amount of history to be found in the four miles along … Read more »
Burbeck parlor 1920

Featured Artifact of the Week

Burbeck Parlor From the Collection Photo of the Burbeck home parlor, as it looked around 1920. “Vinebrook Farm” was owned prior by Edmond Baker, whose family owned the Baker Chocolate … Read more »


Tour of the Revolutionary War Veterans and Civilian Casualties buried in Fairview Cemetery, Westford MA

The tour shows Westford Revolutionary War Patriots’ names on a map. Clicking a map marker shows a picture of their tombstone in Fairview Cemetery and additional information for the selected … Read more »


Dr. Elizabeth Kittredge (1889-1972)

Westford’s First Woman Doctor. By James VanBever (Feb/March 2022) When Elizabeth Kittredge was considering a career in medicine, she did not receive wholehearted support from her family. In fact, she … Read more »


Westford Women go to War

December 7, 2021 marked the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and The United States officially entered World War II. World War II wasn’t just a man’s war—350,000 … Read more »