Programs & Events

Our 2019 Programs

NEW DATE: February 26, 2019, 7:30 pm: Our Own “Antiques Roadshow”

WE ARE RESCHEDULING THIS EVENT TO FEBRUARY 26TH — STILL AT 7:30 PM — AND WE STILL ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING ITEMS FOR A VERBAL APPRAISAL…

Michael B. Grogan, President and Chief Auctioneer for Grogan & Company will share stories from his lifelong work in the antique business. More importantly, he will be able to provide verbal appraisals for paintings, jewelry and silver that you bring in! We’re looking forward to an informative and interactive evening!

See the flyer for more information. 

This event will be held at the Fisher School, 830 High Street, Westwood, is open to the public, handicap accessible and free of charge. Parking is available in front of the Thurston Middle School.

March 12, 2019, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: The History of the Irish in Boston

Christopher Daley has lectured all over New England on historical topics. For this program, he will focus on the Irish immigrants who came to Boston and how they influenced and impacted our history — from the mid-17th century through the 1950s. Note the special time for this program.

See the flyer for more information.

This event will be held at the Fisher School, 830 High Street, Westwood, is open to the public, handicap accessible and free of charge. Parking is available in front of the Thurston Middle School.

1800s School Days Program: Every May

Charles Donahue oversees our School Program each May. In preparation, the Fisher School is transformed into a historic classroom with antique school desks and chairs plus a dunce cap and stool. We welcome every Westwood third grade class to an 1800s School Day. Students dress in period clothing and bring an old-fashioned lunch (no plastic wrap allowed!). During the day, they step back in time to read from McGuffey’s Third Reader, use individual slates to complete problems from Warren Colburn’s 1847 arithmetic book, write with quill pens and ink, participate in a spelling bee and play old-fashioned games.

In 2018, 24 volunteers assisted Charles, including past and current school principals, school and town administrators.

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For more about the 1800s School Days program, click here.