Featured Artifact of the Week

Framed Photo

From the Collection

Framed, 12-1/4″ x 13-1/4″ photo of Sarah Whitney Loker (1847-1943). She founded Westford’s Tadmuck Club in 1905, and served as its president until 1914. The club’s 1929 Constitution stated, “The object of the Club shall be to cultivate an interest in Literature, and in the important questions of the day, political, moral and social.” They met at 20 Boston Rd, which was originally the District #1 Schoolhouse (Tadmuck School). The club joined the State Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1913. They were incorporated in 1930, and active into the 1980s.

Born in Natick, Sarah Loker moved to Westford in 1889, after the death of her father. She graduated from Framingham Normal School in 1866, prior, and held teaching positions in towns such as Wayland and Acton, until her retirement in 1903. She was also active in religious education in Congregational churches where she was a member.