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Notable of the Month – Joseph Bradley Varnum

Joseph Bradley Varnum; American Patriot, Speaker of the House, U.S. Senator, President pro tempore of the United States Senate, and Westford Academy Trustee. Joseph Bradley Varnum was born in Dracut, … Read more »
Hildreth Hills

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Hildreth Hills Painting From the Collection Landscape watercolor of Hildreth Hills. According to the research of local journalist Gordon Seavey (1905-1996), it is in a so-called Primitive style, which tends … Read more »
Grace Atwood

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Portrait of Grace Atwood From the Collection This portrait is of Grace Atwood Millett later in life. It was painted by her son William Atwood “Bill” Millett (1922-2007), who was … Read more »
Planter -- Corn Stabber

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Seed Planter From the Farm Exhibit Seed planter used for beans, peas, and corn. It was also known as a “corn stabber.” The device was inserted into a tilled field, … Read more »
Decorative Plaque

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Decorative Plaque From the Collection Wooden plaque with family pictures made by Nancy Hall Bissell of Westford as a Christmas gift in the late 1960s. The plaque has six photographs … Read more »


December 2020 Museum Musings

A Short History of Christmas Lights on Westford Common The beginning is 1988.  Photo by Bill Peters (Christmas Lights on Westford Common, my 30th year Let us all shine some … Read more »
Howard Homestead Painting

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Howard Homestead From the Collection Painting of the Howard Homestead that once stood on Howard Rd. It was painted by Amelle B. Hand of Littleton, MA. Calvin Howard (1792-1883), a … Read more »
Ornaments Box

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Ornaments From the Collection Christmas tree ornaments, nine of which likely made by Premier Christmas Tree Ornaments in 1942. They are made to look like golden pine cones, with each … Read more »


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Walking Automaton From the Industry Exhibit George Robert Moore (1817-1892) co-owned the Brookside Mill with is brother Seth (1820-1900). George also had multiple patents. One was for a Walking Automaton, … Read more »
Fletcher Granite Quarry

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Fletcher Granite Quarry From the Collection Two black and white photographs of the Fletcher Granite Quarry from May 1949. The quarry is located off 534 Groton Rd in historically the … Read more »


Featured Artifact of the Week

Toy Turkey Farm Sign From the collection Framed portion of the Toy Turkey Farm sign. The 15.5 acre farm was on Littleton Rd around where the Westford Valley Marketplace is … Read more »
Glacier Hill Farm Drawing

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Drawing From the Collection Pen and ink drawing of Glacier Hill Farm. It was drawn in the late 1980s Deb Tingley. This farm was the Flagg property on Howard Rd, … Read more »