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.
2013 PHOTO CONTEST THEME ANNOUNCED
Stone Walls in Westford is the theme for the WHS student photo contest. Photos will be due in mid-May. Details can be found here.
Stone Walls of New England
Tuesday 7 May, 7 p.m. - NE Stone Walls - Professor Robert Thorson will review the history of fieldstone walls in New England and address why they have become so important to popular culture. He will also devote some time to Henry David Thoreau's thoughts on the subject from his writings. Copies of his books will be available for purchase/signing. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Saturday 25 May, 2 p.m. - Westlawn Cemetery Tour - Historian and genealogist Bob Oliphant will lead a tour of Westlawn cemetery, located at the intersection of Concord and Country Roads. Learn about the origins of the cemetery, some of the interesting people buried here, and some of the unusual funerary art in this cemetery. The tour will last about an hour and is open to the public for no charge. Registration is not necessary, but a quick email is appreciated to let us know how many to expect.