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Featured Artifact of the Week

School Bus Watercolor The watercolor was painted by William “Bill” Atwood Millett (1922-2007) prior to 1970. It features the northern tip of the Town Common. At least two features are of significance. The first is the town’s War Memorial. It was erecte…

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Prince Henry and the Westford Knight, story performed by Leeny Del Seamonds

Have you heard the story of the Westford Knight? Legend has it that a Scottish earl named Henry Sinclair took a crew of explorers and discovered America in 1398, a whole century before Christopher Columbus. According to the story, they explored regions…

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Lithograph of Commodore Joel Abbot Joel Abbot was born in Westford 1793. Though enrolled in Westford Academy in 1812, Joel opted for a career in the US Navy, and was appointed a midshipman on the frigate President at the outbreak of the War of 1812. He…

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Invitation to Daniel Nutting From the collection Invitation to Daniel Nutting (1756-1836) to attend the laying of the cornerstone of Bunker Hill Monument on June 17, 1825. The Boston, MA, monument was completed in 1843. Daniel served as a private in Ca…

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Westford Past is Our Present~ stories created and performed by Leeny Del Seamonds

For the 275th Anniversary of Westford Massachusetts. It was Leeny pleasure to celebrate and honor Westford’s 225th Anniversary (2004) by creating four stories about our town’s history, a sampling of its wonderful residents and places from a time gone b…

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Featured Artifact of the Week

Photo of Oliver Caswell and Laura Bridgman From the collection Laura Dewey Bridgman (1829-1889) lost her sight and hearing as a child due to illness. She was born in Hanover, NH. Bridgman entered the Perkins School for the Blind at the age of eight. La…

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Let’s take a stroll through Westford Center with Kate Hamlin and Fred Fisher

Step back in time and start your audio tour of  Westford Center as it was prior to the Civil War.  Your tour guides are Kate Hamlin (1847-1937) and Fred Fisher (1855-1941). Enjoy their remembrances of the town they grew up in and your stroll through hi…

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Featured Artifact of the Week

May Balch Doors Exhibited in museum and from the collection The doors were pained by Mary “May” Gertrude Balch (1875-1961) in 1935. They hung in her home at 28 Boston Rd. One door features a rustic woodland scene, and the other features a deer woodland…

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Featured Artifact of the Week

Town Scale Exhibited in the museum The scale originally lived in the Westford Town Hall, and is enclosed in a large wood cabinet, which was painted somewhat recently. A standardized means of accurately regulating weight in the nineteenth century and la…

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Featured Artifact of the Week

Rainbow Hawk-Eye Camera From the collection Front (Closed) Top Front (lens extended) Opened (film still inside) Our Rainbow Hawk-Eye Camera is a No. 2A Folding Model B. It was made around 1930. Loosely comparable to today’s memory card or internal devi…

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