Featured Artifact of the Week

Photo of Dr. Pamela Gay From the Westford Academy exhibit As a coed high school since its founding in 1793, the Westford Academy hosted several figures important to women’s history. Pamela Gay (1973 — ) was just one of them. She graduated from WA in 1…

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Featured Artifact of the Week

Abbot Worsted Keychain From the Industry Exhibit   Security today may consist of electronic keycards or knowing the right password. Past security measures sometimes involved a chain of several unique keys to be carried by specific people. Our keyc…

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Interested in becoming a Westford Minuteman?

The Westford Minutemen will hold their annual open house at the Westford Museum Sunday March 10th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  Visit and learn about our colonial period history, period clothing and accouterments, and group activities. Members of the Minuteme…

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Featured Artifact of the Week

Slide Rule From the Westford Academy exhibit The 12″ polyphase slide rule made was by Keuffel & Esser Co., and was sometimes called a “slip stick.” It has a patent date of June 5, 1900. According to the International Slide Rule Museum, this was an…

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Featured Artifact of the Week

Atwood Daguerreotypes From the online Atwood-Carlton-Millett exhibit This set of Daguerreotypes represents Westford’s Atwood-Carlton family around 1864. Within the wooden frame are twelve metal framed daguerreotypes surrounded by a velvet grid. At leas…

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Join us as we recognize just a few of the Wild Women of Westford!

Women throughout Westford’s history have stood up for what they thought was right, whether it be improving the school system, blocking/advocating undesirable businesses in town, volunteering on a Town board, or improving the lives of individuals in som…

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Featured Artifact of the Week

Ernest Born Lithographs From the Westford Granite exhibit and collection No 4 Cutting Shed at Fletcher Quarry Rock Crusher at Fletcher Quarry Fletcher Quarry Floor Federal Building in Boston Faced with Chelmsford Gray In 1930, architect and artist Erne…

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Featured Artifact of the Week

Foot Warmer From the “Road to Westford” exhibit Foot warmers were staples in New England homes and churches during the winter until heating systems grew more effective in the twentieth century. They were filled with hot coals. Before more modern heatin…

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Featured Artifact of the Week

Jan. 30, 2019 Brewerton Point From “The Road to Westford” exhibit Brewerton Side-Notched Point Biface projectile point (arrowhead) dated to the Late Archaic Period, approx. 6,000-3,700 years ago. It was found in 1960 near abandoned Red Line railroad ne…

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Featured Artifact of the Week

Jan. 23, 2019 Wedges and Shims From the granite quarrying exhibit Plugs & Feathers These wedges and shims (also known as plugs & feathers or wind blocks) were used in granite quarrying. Archaeologically, the marks left by plugs and feathers can…

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