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.
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2014-2015 Theme: Celebration of Parker Village and Beyond;
A Celebration of the People and Places of the Village both Past to Present.
During the year WHS and Museum will be offering different Parker Village exhibits, lectures, events and a self-guided Tour of the Parker Village area in the spring. The celebration will include the surrounding area including the 4-H Fairgrounds, Nashoba Valley Ski Area and Kimball Farms. Some of the many fall programs/events include:
- Tuesday, 21 October - Dave Brody Lecture, Q&A and book signing -Dave Brody will give a PowerPoint lecture and host a Q&A, discussing the historical oddities featured in his new novel (Sept 2014): "The Oath of Nimrod: Giants, MK-Ultra and the Smithsonian Coverup." This is Book #4 in the "Templars in America" series. Books ($14.95 + tax) will be available for sale and signing following the presentation. Free to the public. Refreshments.
- Wednesday, October 29th - Do you have an old apple tree in your back yard? Ever wonder what variety it is? John Bunker, Apple Historian, Orchardist and Fruit Explorer will identify local apples and talk about the uses, the varieties and the cult ure of apples, including grafting and pruning, and will talk about the care of trees. The talk begins at 7 p.m. at the First Parish Church United in Westford. It is co-sponsored by the Goroton and Littleton Historical Societies.
- Both the Friends of Parker Village School and the WHS will be celebrating the history of the Parker Village School at the Annual Parker Village School House Open House on Sunday, Nov 2.
- Wednesday, November 5 WHS Annual Meeting 7:15pm at the Museum List of other known events
The Westford History Society is looking for old pictures and exhibit items that could be borrowed for this year of the Celebration of Parker Village, 4 H grounds, Nashoba Ski area and Kimballs. Contact us if you have items or photos to contribute!
Many thanks to Kimball Farm for their generous support of our Parker Village Kickoff event in September!
The Westford Museum is open most Sundays of the year from 2-4 pm. Check schedule at the website for closings.
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