Artifacts of the Week

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Nettie Maria Stevens’ Scientific Art The pressed ferns and watercolor flowers were made by geneticist Nettie Stevens (1861-1912) after 1872. The flowers depicted are columbine and pansies. Nettie Stevens was

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Anvil On display in the museum The 18th century blacksmith’s anvil was known as a “Colonial Conical Horn 5th Foot Anvil.” It was produced in England for the Colonies, probably

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Soldiers’ Monument Programmes These programs were made for Westford’s Civil War Monument 1910 dedication and Memorial Day 1915. The one for the dedication featured the menu and order of events.

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Civil War Veterans Photograph The black and white photograph features remaining Civil War Veterans of Westford in 1915. From right to left, the four confirmed are: Sarah Whitney Bicknell (1846-1937)

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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

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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

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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,

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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,

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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.

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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

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Rainbow Hawk-Eye Camera From the collection 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

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Cold Spring Farm Photo From the collection Google Maps: Today Some street corners like at Brookside Mill in Nabnasset have not changed much over the last century. Others have changed

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