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Courier Sampler After the Abbot Worsted Co. moved out of Westford in the 1950s, Murray Printing purchased the Forge Village mill. Courier subsequently purchased Murray in 1966. The colorful satirical sampler

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Museum Musings ~ June 2019

Unheard Voices~ Slavery in Westford by Linda Greene At the dawn of the American Revolution, 20 percent of the population in the thirteen colonies were of African descent. The legalized practice

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Artifact of the Week

Featured Artifact of the Week

Abbot Postcard The ca. 1915 black and white postcard depicts the Abbot Worsted Company’s mill and canal in Westford’s Forge Village. It was addressed to a Miss C.H. Canfield, 26

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Artifact of the Week

Featured Artifact of the Week

Nettie Maria Stevens’ Scientific Art The pressed ferns and watercolor flowers were made by geneticist Nettie Stevens (1861-1912) after 1872. The flowers depicted are columbine and pansies. Nettie Stevens was

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Artifact of the Week

Featured Artifact of the Week

Anvil On display in the museum The 18th century blacksmith’s anvil was known as a “Colonial Conical Horn 5th Foot Anvil.” It was produced in England for the Colonies, probably

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