Featured Artifact of the Week


Framed watercolor by William Atwood Millett (1922-2007) of his studio. Bill Millet was born in Brockton, MA, and was the last of the family to live in Westford. He was the son of Grace (1889-1971) and Nathan Walton Millett (1871-1955). Bill served during WWII in the US Navy. After 1946, he professionally trained to be an artist in Paris. He lived in the family home at 4 Graniteville Rd throughout his life, while traveling to places such as Hampton Beach, NH, to paint. Much of his artwork was signed “WM” or “Millet,” the latter is the more traditional spelling of his surname. He did not sell his later works. However, they were exhibited by Westford’s Parish Center for the Arts and Guild of Boston Arts between 2012 and 2013.