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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The Atwood-Carlton-Millett Family

4 Graniteville Rd – Atwood House The Atwood-Millett Family included a doctor, nurse, lawyer, and artist, and there are connections to other towns across the country. Lillian, Mary, and Sarah “Carrie” Atwood were lifelong Westford residents. Grace (Atwo…

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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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History in Stone Recap

Many thanks go out to Cori Ryan and all the people involved in yesterday’s History in Stone program! Over 80 people visited the Museum to hear Cori’s talk on the Stone Circle at Grassy Pond, view the ancient artifacts found here in Westford, listen to…

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Westford has a long history in industry, with the earliest recorded granite quarrying beginning in 1826 on Oak Hill, near today’s Fletcher Granite company. Granite from here is known for its clean blue-gray appearance, “Chelmsford Gray.” The earliest o…

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Nabnasset is the 5th and final theme in our Villages of Westford series. It started as a farming community and added the mills at Brookside. In the late 19th century the recreational land around Nab Lake was known as “Nabnasset Grove.” A summer communi…

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Calling All Westford Academy Alumni

The Westford Historical Society needs your help for a Special Project. The Westford Historical Society is putting together an exhibit on Westford Academy and Alumni from the start of the Westford Academy in 1792 to the present. Included in the exhibit…

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Membership letters have been mailed. Did you get an Eclipse stamp?

If you have an eclipse stamp on your membership letter, you’ve won a piece of glassware from the Museum Shop! To claim your prize, send your envelope back to us along with your membership renewal, and we’ll arrange for selection and delivery of your gl…

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September 2017 Museum Musings Newsletter

In this issue: Horrible Histories starts October 1, 2017 Annual Meeting Native American Storytellers View Newsletter

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