Welcome to the Westwood Historical Society
The Westwood Historical Society, Inc. was established in 1965 by a small group of founders becoming an active organization serving the community. The Society is a charitable, educational institution, organized under Chapter 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, completely supported through membership and private donations. The mission of the Society is to preserve Westwood’s unique history, educate the community about it, and promote an understanding of its impact on the future. The Society collects, maintains, and preserves documents and artifacts related to the town; serves as a resource for research; and advocates for historical preservation. It supports the study of history by conducting school programs and by educating the community through public programs and exhibits.
The restored 1845 Greek Revival style Fisher School (830 High Street, Westwood, Massachusetts) is the headquarters of the Society and used for meetings, exhibits, and other historical and cultural activities. The lower level houses the Society’s treasured collection of items pertaining to Westwood’s history where they are available for research and carefully preserved for future generations. Public programs are typically held at the Fisher School as well. See the Programs & Events page for more information.