Artifact of the Week



Featured Artifact of the Week

Apple Bowl Photograph From the Collection Ca. 1940 photograph of a bowl of apples at the Forest View Farm (Gould-Picking Farm) in Westford. The property was located at 5 & … Read more »


Featured Artifact of the Week

Glass Plate Negatives From the collection These glass plate negatives capture a play at Healy Hall from over one-hundred years ago. The building was a popular meeting place for Graniteville … Read more »
Alice Hildreth

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Framed Photograph From the Collection Framed photograph of Alice Ann Battersby Hildreth (1905-1974). She married Charles Lewis Hildreth (1879-1968) in 1930, his second wife. Charles was a local lawyer, and … Read more »


Featured Artifact of the Week

Almanack From the collection An Astronomical Diary or Almanac from 1792. It was printed and sold by T. & J. Fleet in Boston, the only proprietor of Dr. Law’s Copy … Read more »


Featured Artifact of the Week

Decorative Holder From the Collection A decorative container from the mid-twentieth century. Containers such as these may be used for a variety of purposes, such as tooth sticks, paper clips, … Read more »


Featured Artifact of the Week

Diary From the Collection Abbie J. Cutter’s 1881 leather-bound diary, with flap enclosure. There is also a sleeve for a pencil. In addition to its use as a diary, it … Read more »
Slippers

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Slippers From the Collection Two needlepoint slippers, needlepoint. There is a floral motif. The slippers were never removed from the canvas. The note that came with the pattern reads, “Worked … Read more »


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Train Wreck Photos From the Collection Photographs of the train derailment in Forge Village the occurred on July 9, 1921. The Stony Brook Railroad was completed in 1848, and became … Read more »
Forge Village Horse Nail co

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Forge Village Horse Nail Co. From the Industry Exhibit Forge Village in Westford had mills as far back at 1795. The site of the Horse Nail Co. was the Westford … Read more »


Featured Artifact of the Week

Painting Panel The chips were taken from the original clapboards and show the paints used from 1794 through 2009. Two paint chips from the east side of the 1793 Westford … Read more »


Featured Artifact of the Week

Placemat The table mat has a depiction of the Westford Town Common. Drawn by the late Phyllis Hughes then of Carlisle, MA, originally for the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher … Read more »


Featured Artifact of The Week

Autograph Book From the Westford Academy Exhibit Westford Academy autograph book of Abbie J. Cutter (1861-1923) from her time at WA from 1875 to 1879. The book contains signatures of … Read more »