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

 

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Museum Hours:
Most Sundays 2-4

Office Hours:

  • Monday 9am-1pm
  • Wednesday 9am-1pm
  • Friday 9am-1pm
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

Mary FuhrerComing up in September

Tuesday 15 Sept, 7-8:30 p.m. - Old Towns in a New Nation: New England Village Life in the Early Republic, a lecture by Mary Fuhrer
In partnership with Freedom's Way Heritage Association

We sometimes romanticize New England towns in the first decades of the nineteenth century as peaceful, bucolic havens -- they were not. In this talk, Mary Babson Fuhrer will discuss the remarkable stories of conflict and transformation that reshaped local communities in the decades leading up to the Civil War. The Massachusetts, diaries, letters, and account books she draws on form the basis of her recent book, Crisis of Community: Trials and Transformation of a New England Town, 1815-1848 (2014).

Mary Babson Fuhrer is a public historian and independent scholar with a Ph.D in American History. She specializes in using primary sources to recover everyday lives from the past; she was recently honored by the Mass Humanities with their 2014 History Commendation for 20 years of contribution to public history. Her research has been supported by MFH, Old Sturbridge Village, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the American Antiquarian Society.

Graniteville Prezi

 

Sunday, 20 September, 2-4 p.m. - "Graniteville Fractal" Exhibit Kickoff

Have you ever looked closely at a fractal? The more you zoom in, the more there is to see. As we dive into a year of Graniteville, the details of the village come into focus. Families and famous people, businesses and industries, large gathering halls and small hideaways are all part of the picture. Stop by the Museum and see what you can discover in the details!

 

 

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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