The Westford Museum & Historical Society
|6245 items in the catalog
|2239 people visited the Museum in 2011
|36 windows on the Museum
|4 computers in the cottage
The Westford Museum is located near
the historic town Common at 2 Boston Road in Westford,
Massachusetts. The office is at 4 Boston Road. The
Museum houses a wonderful collection of artifacts
typical of small towns. If your interest is genealogy,
be sure and contact us as we have excellent materials
covering many old Westford families. And if
old Westford houses interest you we have house histories
as well. We also have an almost complete collection
of Westford Academy yearbooks, many photographs of
students and teachers, and other academy memorabilia.
If you are looking for a gift that is uniquely Westford,
be sure and check our Museum
Before you visit, double-check the Museum
Calendar as there are a few holiday Sundays when
we are closed. If you're doing research don't
hesitate to send an e-mail or call ahead so we can prepare
for your visit. We look forward to meeting you.
Search the Westford Historical Society's collections
Taste of Nashoba tickets are now on sale at the Museum and Museum office.
Tickets are $25 in advance.
The event will be held on Tuesday 18 March 5:30-8 p.m. at the Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA.
Sunday 23 March 1-4 p.m. - Great Wheels are Spinning! The public is invited to visit the museum and see several antique wool wheels in action. Talk to the owners and find out why these wheels were prefered over smaller wheels for many purposes.
Sunday 30 March 1-4 p.m. - Westford Minutemen & Militia Open House - Have you ever wondered about the guys who dress up in old clothes to march in parades and shoot muskets? Visit the museum to find out more about these modern people with a passion for Revolutionary War period history. Why do they do it? Where do they get their clothes? How much time do they spend each year? Are the muskets real? Minutemen will be on hand to answer all your questions and give you a taste of 18th c. activities.
Saturday 12 April 7 p.m. - Westford's Historical Tastes - Are you a historic foodie? Purchase tickets now for Westford's Historic Tasting at the Westford Regency Inn. Executive Chef James Glen for the Westford Regency will create a 5 course meal based on historical Westford recipes, paired with wine and special drinks. Proceeds benefit the Westford Museum. Tickets can be purchased at www.westford.com/museum.
The Westford Museum's theme for 2013-14 is "Forge Village: Its People & Places; Farms, Forges, Fiber & Families"! New additions to the exhibit include artifacts from the old post office on loan from Robin Connell. If anyone has things they'd like to loan to the museum, please contact us. Anyone who wants to be involved is welcome!
News about the 2014 Photo contest: The theme will be (of course) FORGE VILLAGE. Photos should be taken within the Forge Village Historic District. We're adding an adult category to the contest. There will be a $10 entry fee/adult photo, but student entries will remain free. Complete rules and entry form can be found here.
Entries will be due at the Museum office by noon on Monday 28 April 2014, and awards will be announced on Sunday 4 May at 1:00. Note the change of time, due to the Westford Road Race. Roads in the Center will be closed at 2:00. Special Museum hours 4 May only: 12:30-2:00.
Many thanks to the Franco-American Club in Forge Village for sponsoring the photo contest this year!