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
Forge Village History Presentation - The presentation will reprise on 16 April for residents of the Abbot Mill and on Thursday 8 May at the Cameron Women's Breakfast.
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.
Tuesday 15 April, 7 p.m. - Westford a Sense of Place - John Hanson Mitchell is author of a series of books called the Scratch Flat Chronicles that focus on a single square mile in Littleton. The first book in the series was Ceremonial Time, a fifteen thousand mile history of the square mile, located in northwest Littleton, between Westford, and Groton. The third book, Walking Towards Walden, is the narrative of a fifteen mile trek from Westford, to Concord, avoiding roads all the way, and bushwhacking through thickets and marshes. The story begins above Scratch Flat on Prospect Hill, and the first part of the trip cuts through the open lands of Westford. Many adventures along the way.
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 is (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. WHS members are also 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!