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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Have you seen the new exhibits?

Dear Friend of WHS,  We need your support in helping us fulfill our part of the Mass Humanities grant we received to fund our new exhibits: Road to Westford and Westford Academy. For those that have seen the exhibit in person, please fill out this surv…

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Featured Artifact of the Week

Jan. 16, 2019 Peggy, Westford Women Doll From the “Westford Women” exhibits Peggy, Westford Women Doll Even though there are no birth and death records available, the First Parish Church record Peggy as baptized in 1732. She was the servant of Joseph H…

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February History Discussion

Four Mondays in February, 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Westford Museum This year’s topic: Westford Immigrant Stories from the late 19th to the early 21st century We’ll be basing our sessions on both transcribed and recorded interviews of over a century of imm…

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Featured Artifact of the Week

Jan. 9, 2019 Tiki Lau Drink Stirrer From the “Past Westford Eateries” exhibit Amesbury Location Westford Location The Tiki Lau restaurant on rt. 110 operated from 1974 to 2008. They offered Cantonese, Polynesian, Mandarin, Szechuan, and some American….

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Featured Artifact of the Week

Jan 2, 2019 H. Arnold Wilder’s Class Ring From the Collection Class Ring (bottom) Class Ring (top) Photo of WA Trustees with Arnold Wilder The Wilder family moved to Westford in 1923 from New Hampshire, with Henry Arnold Wilder (1909-2009) graduating f…

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Photos of Oaken Bucket Menus

Treasured Artifacts of Olden Days

Treasured Artifacts of Olden Days A revolving exhibit featuring object(s) from the collection   Click to Featured Artifacts   Past Artifact of the Month (Selected from 2018 and prior): Rainbow Hawk-Eye Camera made around 1930  W.1998.28.6b Ho…

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Join or Donate Today!

With the end of the year approaching, your consideration in making a gift in support of Westford Historical Society and Museum is appreciated and has a tremendous impact on preserving our treasured Westford History. All your gifts enhance the experienc…

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Linda Greene hired as new director!

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce Westford resident, Linda Greene as the next director of the Westford Historical Society and Museum. WHS Board President, Dan Lacroix, said, “Our search committee went into the process with a vision for the…

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