Featured Artifact of the Week

Fallout Protection Pamphlet

At the height of the Cold War, fear of Soviet attack with nuclear missiles led to the popularity of safe areas or “Fallout Shelters.” Such shelters still exist today, and may be used for weather related emergencies. They may be found in schools, municipal buildings, and even homes.

Our pamphlet was printed in 1967, featuring a quote from then president Lyndon Johnson. The Pamphlet went into how to protect ourselves from atomic fallout, and what may be done to improve that protection like structural changes to basements. Though, such recommendations were never fully tested in America, due to the Cold War ultimately easing and ending peacefully after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991

The pamphlet was donated by former Westford resident Robert Fales in 1989.

Paper, bound with staples