Photo of Farming Exhibit

Farming

Before the mills came to Westford, the town was mainly agricultural. A farm was home to many Westford residents. Apples were Westford’s major crop. Other profitable crops consisted of peaches, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, as well as many mo…

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Westford Photos

The Westford Historical Society owns a wealth of photos from both past and present. Your Westford photos are always welcome. Stop by during office hours or on a Sunday afternoon. All photo donations should be accompanied by your contact information and…

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Constables to Cruisers

Mini Quip RadarOctober 2012 – February 2013

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Science is History, Too!

Spring 2012 IntercomCommunications, transportation, musical instruments, medical instruments, industrial equipment, electronics and entertainment. Scientific developments that changed the way we do things, the processes, the efficiency and the safety….

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Authentic letters from Westford residents presented by WA Students

In recognition of the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War, nineteen Westford Academy students presented a dramatic interpretation of a series of authentic letters written by Westford residents, John and William Jubb while serving as soldiers in…

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The Worship Spaces of Westford

Spring 2011 From the building of the original Meeting House of West Chelmsford, to the establishment of St. Catherine’s, The United Methodist Church and St. Mark’s to accommodate the influx of 19th c. immigrants; from the Christian faiths which marked…

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Reproducing the Past: Creating a Colonial Wardrobe

Sewing by hand, using 18th century reproduction fabrics and constructing garments in the 18th century manner are the trademarks of two 21st century Colonial seamstresses who work diligently to accurately reproduce colonial clothing in every detail. Hal…

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The Westford Town Hall

Town Hall ExhibitJust in time for the opening of the newly renovated Town Hall, we decided to bring out some of the Town Hall treasures in our collection. In addition to photos, the exhibit included a poster listing the prices for town hall rental in 1…

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Mary McAvoy reading and photo display

Mary McAvoy7 November 2010 – Local author and photographer Mary McAvoy read from two of her novels as well as her nature photo blog. The photos she brought for display had a circle theme – all beautiful!

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Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

A History of Baseball in Westford Baseball TableThe History of Baseball in Westford exhibit was open from April through September 2010. It opened in time for the Apple Blossom Festival. It featured photos of the original 6 Little League teams from the…

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