We are — once again — hosting our fall programs via Zoom, thanks to a wonderful collaboration with the Westwood Public Library.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
The Fairbanks House: An “Above and Beyond” Tour, Stuart Christie
We will be hosting a special presentation on the Fairbanks House in Dedham, given by Stuart Christie. Join us to learn more about this 1637 treasure!
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Land Subsidence: What it is and what it means to our historical landscape, Dr. Estelle Chaussard
Dr. Estelle Chaussard will talk about the growing threats related to sea level rise, increased flooding and water sustainability — and what it means to all of us as we look at our homes and historic buildings.
To Register: Please visit the library website to register for this program: https://westwoodlibrary.libcal.com/calendar. Find the program, then click on “Begin Registration” to sign up. You will receive an e-mail the day before the event with the Zoom information you need to join us. (If you’d rather register by phone, just call 781-320-1045.)
If you have any questions about the Society, want to donate (dollars or a historical item) or have ideas for future programs, send us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 and Events page for more information.