Past Exhibit

The Great New England Hurricane

The Great New England Hurricane of 1938

Section headings were based on actual news headlines about the natural disaster. The captions were based on the text either written on or with the photos. Further text written as … Read more »
On the Farm

Westford Then Now Tomorrow

Connect the past, present, and future of the town!​Read more »

The Many Colors of Westford Academy

The Many Colors of Westford Academy Originally Exhibited as The Other Colors of Westford Academy in mid to late 2019 Westford’s high school colors were not always maroon and grey (and … Read more »

Past Eateries of Westford

Originally Exhibited Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Westford saw many restaurants come and go. These eateries came in all sizes, while they were sometimes frequented more for atmosphere than their … Read more »

Westford Schools 1780’s to present

Five school districts were established in 1787 with schoolhouses in each district.  New districts were added in 1806, 1822, and 1826.  Westford Academy was incorporated in 1792, and a two-story … Read more »

Fire Companies of Westford MA Westford Historical Society’s 2005 Calendar researched and created by Marilyn Day, Wesyford Town Historian  (2005) Slideshow, Alina Jeng, Westford Historical Society Intern (2020) The Center Fire Station  This fire … Read more »

Women’s Rights in Westford

Women’s Rights in Westford timeline 1780                   Massachusetts State Constitution restricts voting to males only but omits “male” as a qualification for holding public office. 1819                   Susan Prescott becomes the … Read more »

The Atwood-Carlton-Millett Family

The Westford Family lived in town starting in the 1880s. Having left their mark on local medicine and art, members of the family lived in town until 2007.Read more »
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Constables to Cruisers

Mini Quip RadarOctober 2012 – February 2013Read more »
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Science is History, Too!

Spring 2012 IntercomCommunications, transportation, musical instruments, medical instruments, industrial equipment, electronics and entertainment. Scientific developments that changed the way we do things, the processes, the efficiency and the safety. This … Read more »

The Worship Spaces of Westford

Spring 2011 From the building of the original Meeting House of West Chelmsford, to the establishment of St. Catherine’s, The United Methodist Church and St. Mark’s to accommodate the influx … Read more »
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Reproducing the Past: Creating a Colonial Wardrobe

Sewing by hand, using 18th century reproduction fabrics and constructing garments in the 18th century manner are the trademarks of two 21st century Colonial seamstresses who work diligently to accurately … Read more »