Welcome

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Thanks for visiting our page! As you probably know, all of our spring programs were cancelled due to Covid-19. However, we are working with the Westwood Public Library to offer two fall programs via Zoom!

Tuesday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m.: Thirteen Days in October/The Untold Cuban Missile Crisis with Michael Tougias

Tuesday, November 10, at 7:30 p.m.: Tracing Your Family History with Joy Marzolf

Please see our Programs and Events page for more information, including sign up details.

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 (westwoodhistorical@comcast.net).

A special thanks, too, to Dedham Savings who made a $250 donation to us in the spring. Dedham_Logo_Horizontal_New Proportion_Color

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.