PO Box 411, 2-4 Boston Road, Westford, MA 01886
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Welcome To
The Westford Museum & Historical Society

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 Store page.

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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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Great Wheel Gathering
Sunday 22 March 1-4 p.m.

The first floor of the Museum will be transformed into a whirlwind of spinning activity. Spinners from around the region are invited to bring their great wheels and enoy an afternoon with fiber friends.

This annual event is open to the public and is free of charge.

Participants are asked to RSVP so that space can be planned accordingly.

 

Patriot's Day Concert

The Westford Museum and Historical Society, in collaboration with the Westford Colonial Minutemen, will present a concert on April 17th as a part of our Patriots' Day celebration.

With respect to April 19th, 1775, Westford has a lot to be proud of. Our very own Col. John Robinson was among the first fighters to respond at Concord's North Bridge that day. To honor the town's involvement in that battle and the war for independence as a whole, Stephen Loikith, music historian and volunteer at the Westford Museum, will direct a concert which will feature music related to the war written by composers who lived during the time of the war from both sides of the battlefield. Representing music from the side of the colonists is Boston-based composer and Patriot named William Billings and Francis Hopkinson, a prominent keyboardist and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. From the British side, you will get to hear patriotic music by two of England's most prominent composers during the time of the war: George Frederick Handel and William Boyce.

Please join us to hear the story of the battle for our independence through music from that time performed by members of the Westford community. The chorus will be comprised of Westford and Boston-based musicians, featuring members of the Westford Chorus. The soloist is Shyala Jayasinghe, a student at Algonquin Senior High School. The instrumentalists accompanying the singers are David Ogulnick on baroque cello and Thomas Bowers on harpsichord.

The concert will be held on Friday April 17th at 7pm in the Westford Museum. Admission is $15 for non-members/$10 for members/$5 for teens (ages 13-18)/free for children (age 12 and under). Purchase tickets online or contact the WHS office.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Westford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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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.

 

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!

 

Kimball Farm Trolley

 

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 the calendar for closings.

 

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PO Box 411, 2-4 Boston Road, Westford, MA 01886, Tel: (978) 692-5550