Timeline Posters

Over the years, the Westford Academy Museum Club created posters illustrating a snapshot of the world, the nation and the town in a particular year. They were often put on display for Westford Academy alumni visits, reminding them of what things were l…

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Keep calm. It's only postponed.

Genealogy talk postponed

In light of the power being out in Westford Center, the Genealogy event originally scheduled for this evening is postponed until next Thursday 3/15. No need to re-register, but if you haven’t registered, here’s the link.

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The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, January 19, 1918

Center. Mrs. Henry A. Fletcher and Mrs. Alfred W. Hartford went to Nashua the first of the week to visit Mrs. Jennie Fifield, who makes her home there, and finding her well and in good spirits. Misses Grace Litchfield, Edith Forster, Mollie Raynes and…

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pastel portrait of Gov. John D Long

Help Save the Portrait of Govenor Long!

Before John D. Long was Secretary of the Navy, before he served as Governor of Massashusetts, before he was involved with law and politics, the new Harvard graduate was a teacher at Westford Academy. In September of 1857, John D. Long came to Westford…

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Spinners get warm in the Museum

The Museum was packed with spinners and their wheels. Last Sunday, 30 spinners from around the region gathered at the Westford Museum to celebrate St. Distaff Day, a traditional day of spinning following the holidays. The event was social, with partici…

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Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?

Some time ago, members of the Atwood family donated a small collection of buttons to the Westford Museum. Penny Lacroix, Museum Director, sent the buttons to the Keep Homestead Museum in Monson, MA for appraisal and recommendations for their preservati…

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4 Graniteville - atwood house photo

The Atwood-Carlton-Millett Family

4 Graniteville Rd – Atwood House The Atwood-Millett Family represents a notable part of local history and culture, particularly the individuals within the family. Their part of local culture is of great significance beyond politics and businesses. Link…

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Photos of Oaken Bucket Menus

Artifact of the Month

The Artifact of the Month A revolving exhibit featuring rarely seen object(s) from the collection Current: Old Oaken Bucket Menus A local restaurant that operated from the 1930s to 2002 on Rt. 110. The building is now the 99 Restaurant. W.2016.16.1, W….

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photo of Franklin Trask

What happened to the Lake Shore Theatre?

Mural-sized painting of Nabnasset Country Club, ca. 1930 W.2017.24.1 Photo by Rich McLaughlin We’ve been hearing lots about the Lake Shore Theatre in Nabnasset. It was run by Franklin Trask for 3 summers from 1934 to 1936. Trask had originally come to…

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Photo of 4 Graniteville Road before restoration

Atwood/Millet/James House Tour photos

The old Atwood Family safe The old Atwood Family safe still sits under the stairs at 4 Graniteville Road. Thank you to all who came to experience the beautiful restoration of this Westford Center home and supported the Westford Historical Society! If y…

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