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The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, January 1, 1921

A look back in time to a century ago By Bob Oliphant “Center. George H. Cadman has gone to California for the winter months. “Postmaster J. Herbert Fletcher is out … Read more »
Decorative Plaque

Featured Artifact of the Week

Decorative Plaque From the Collection Wooden plaque with family pictures made by Nancy Hall Bissell of Westford as a Christmas gift in the late 1960s. The plaque has six photographs … Read more »


December 2020 Museum Musings

A Short History of Christmas Lights on Westford Common The beginning is 1988.  Photo by Bill Peters (Christmas Lights on Westford Common, my 30th year Let us all shine some … Read more »


The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, December 25, 1920

A look back intime to a century ago By Bob Oliphant “Center. A merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the readers of this column. “The selectmen of Westford and … Read more »
Howard Homestead Painting

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Howard Homestead From the Collection Painting of the Howard Homestead that once stood on Howard Rd. It was painted by Amelle B. Hand of Littleton, MA. Calvin Howard (1792-1883), a … Read more »


The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, December 18, 1920

A look back in time to a century ago By Bob Oliphant “Center. We are sorry to report two more cases of scarlet fever. One of the five children in … Read more »


Hall and McLaughlin – History of North Westford (Part one)

Westford Town historians, Geoff Hall and Rich McLaughlin, bring their knowledge and research of North Westford for an extraordinary presentation They will share highlights of North Westford’s history from the … Read more »
Ornaments Box

Featured Artifact of the Week

Ornaments From the Collection Christmas tree ornaments, nine of which likely made by Premier Christmas Tree Ornaments in 1942. They are made to look like golden pine cones, with each … Read more »


The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, December 11, 1920

A look back in time to a century ago By Bob Oliphant “Center. Residents are warned not to be unduly exercised over the sounding of the siren fire whistle Saturday … Read more »


Featured Artifact of the Week

Walking Automaton From the Industry Exhibit George Robert Moore (1817-1892) co-owned the Brookside Mill with is brother Seth (1820-1900). George also had multiple patents. One was for a Walking Automaton, … Read more »


The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, December 4, 1920

A look back in time to a century ago By Bob Oliphant “Center. There will be a final meeting of Co. H at the Armory Monday evening, December 6, at … Read more »
Fletcher Granite Quarry

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Fletcher Granite Quarry From the Collection Two black and white photographs of the Fletcher Granite Quarry from May 1949. The quarry is located off 534 Groton Rd in historically the … Read more »