Notable of the Month

Notables of the Month – “The Hartford’s of Westford” George and Alfred

Over the years, Westford has had many citizens who have made positive contributions to their community. George Hartford and his son Alfred were two of these people. During the early … Read more »

Earle Williams (1902-1988)

Earle Williams Sells Fudge in Littleton Area Littleton- HEAVY CREAM – HOMEMADE FUDGE that’s what the four cornered sign says atop of the car usually parked at Littleton Common on … Read more »

Paul F. Bohenko (1935-2001) 

“The Jockey from Forge Village”  By James VanBever   Many people may have visited the Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem, New Hampshire, and not known that it was once the … Read more »

Charlie Hildreth, Town Clerk. (1879-1968)

By James VanBever     Charles Lewis Hildreth was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts,  on June 15, 1879. His parents were Charles Willis Hildreth and Lucy Maria Colburn. The house in Cambridge where … Read more »

The Black Knights of Westford Academy

Before Westford Academy was known as the Grey Ghosts or later as simply the Ghosts, they were known as the Black Knights. The Academy was only called the Black Knights … Read more »

Pvt. Oliver Barrett (1726 -1777) Memorial Dedication, Saratoga National Cemetery

Wednesday October 19, 2022. Oliver Barrett’s 5th great granddaughter, Ann Washburn Lord and her husband David Lord  with the New York Army National Guard Soldiers memorialized a Revolutionary War soldier … Read more »

Capt. Joseph Reed (1716-1795) Westford’s Boston Tea Party participant, Fairview Cemetery

On Saturday October 15, 2022, at Fairview Cemetery, the Westford Historical Society and  the Westford Cemetery Commission in partnership with the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum recognized Capt. Read’s … Read more »

Capt. Rick “Warlock” Bradley (1946-1999)

When Rick Bradley graduated from Westford Academy in 1963, he left a stellar record. During Rick’s senior year, he served as Student Council President and in sports he was a … Read more »

Recollections of Frederic Alvan Fisher (1855-1941)

I have been asked to give out of my recollections a list of householders in Westford Centre and on Westford Street now, so-called, leading from the Common to the Westford … Read more »

Dr. Nettie Marie Stevens (1861-1912)

Nettie Maria Stevens, (1861-1912) Born in Cavindish, VT to Julia (Adams) and Ephraim Stevens. After her mother died, the family moved to Westford when Nettie was a young girl. She … Read more »

The Great Ghosts of 1962

Back in 1962 Westford Academy played its home football games at what is now known as the Abbot School, Depot Street. The field did not have lights, a public address … Read more »

Interviews with Westford Veterans (Audio)

These interviews are part of a collection of CDs “Interviews with Westford Veterans conducted by Christopher Crane, Boy Scouts of America, Andover Troop 73. Presented to the Westford Museum (2008). … Read more »