Search for a new Director

After 13 years of dedicated service to the WHS and the community at large, our Museum Director, Penny Lacroix, has decided that it is time to retire from her position and transition into a new career. At the conclusion of the successful 5 year “Westfor…

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WestfordCAT videos of past events

Did you know that WestfordCAT records many of the programs presented at the Museum? Declaring Independence was a collaboration with the First Parish Church United and Freedom’s Way. This was a narrated reading of the Declaration of Independence structu…

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WA Capstone Interns

Interns Jack S. and Nick M. Intern Michael T. with his tour map, helmet-cam and final video This spring, the WHS offices hosted 3 senior interns from Westford Academy. Jack worked with collections and helped with the 3rd grade tours. Nick worked in the…

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Governor Long Portrait Update

John D. Long as a senior at Harvard one year before began teaching at Westford Academy The portrait of John D. Long after he was Governor. This is the portrait that will be restored. Good news! We have raised the funds to have the portrait restored!  T…

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Keep calm. It's only postponed.

Genealogy talk postponed

In light of the power being out in Westford Center, the Genealogy event originally scheduled for this evening is postponed until next Thursday 3/15. No need to re-register, but if you haven’t registered, here’s the link.

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pastel portrait of Gov. John D Long

Help Save the Portrait of Govenor Long!

Before John D. Long was Secretary of the Navy, before he served as Governor of Massashusetts, before he was involved with law and politics, the new Harvard graduate was a teacher at Westford Academy. In September of 1857, John D. Long came to Westford…

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spinning wheels lined up in a row

Spinners get warm in the Museum

The Museum was packed with spinners and their wheels. Last Sunday, 30 spinners from around the region gathered at the Westford Museum to celebrate St. Distaff Day, a traditional day of spinning following the holidays. The event was social, with partici…

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Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?

Some time ago, members of the Atwood family donated a small collection of buttons to the Westford Museum. Penny Lacroix, Museum Director, sent the buttons to the Keep Homestead Museum in Monson, MA for appraisal and recommendations for their preservati…

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photo of Franklin Trask

What happened to the Lake Shore Theatre?

Mural-sized painting of Nabnasset Country Club, ca. 1930 W.2017.24.1 Photo by Rich McLaughlin We’ve been hearing lots about the Lake Shore Theatre in Nabnasset. It was run by Franklin Trask for 3 summers from 1934 to 1936. Trask had originally come to…

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Photo of 4 Graniteville Road before restoration

Atwood/Millet/James House Tour photos

The old Atwood Family safe The old Atwood Family safe still sits under the stairs at 4 Graniteville Road. Thank you to all who came to experience the beautiful restoration of this Westford Center home and supported the Westford Historical Society! If y…

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