Artifact of the Week



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

Featured Artifact of the Week

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 »


Featured Artifact of the Week

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

Featured Artifact of the Week

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 »


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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 »


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Ice Cream Parlor This 1922 card advertised the grand opening of a new ice cream parlor on Third Street, Graniteville (Westford). Women presenting the card received a free ice cream, … Read more »


Featured Artifact of the Week

Library Card 1878 library card for H. Dwinell, who was likely Hezekiah Dwinell (1804-1884). According to the Fletcher Library, the card was used while the library was in the Town … Read more »


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Prescott House Painting A 1947 depiction of the Prescott house still standing at 181A Main St, the intersection of Chamberlain Rd (Chamberlain’s Corner). The house was originally built in 1752 … Read more »


Featured Artifact of the Week

Marie Aurea Marcotte’s Chemistry Folder The 1952 chemistry folder of Marie Aurea (Marcotte) Rondeau (1934-2015), while she attended Westford Academy. She went by Aurea Marcotte at the time. Her chemistry … Read more »


Featured Artifact of the Week

Photo of 29 Main St. 1929 Black and white photo of 19 Main St, which was built in 1873. It was the home of Dr. Orion Vassar Wells (1880-1918) and … Read more »