Programs & Events

Our 2019-20 Programs

The Westwood Historical Society has many great programs for the coming year. The dates and speakers are noted below, but be sure to watch this website/page, our Facebook page and the local papers for more about each program.

All programs are held at the Fisher School, 830 High Street, Westwood, MA.

October Program: Boston’s Chocolate Industry
Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 pm
John Pritchard is a long-time Westwood resident and will be sharing his extensive knowledge about the chocolate industry in Boston with us.

Quarter Century Award Presentation. We’re thrilled that John Pritchard is also this year’s Quarter Century Award recipient! We encourage you to join us for John’s presentation — and to celebrate his 25 years of contributions to Westwood after his talk.

November Program: Westwood: The Last 50 Years
Tuesday, November 5, 7:30 pm
Another of our dedicated residents, Jerry Cronin, will be using photographs to talk about the changes in Westwood’s government, housing, schools, churches, and businesses since the 1970s. This will be an interactive session, so bring your own memories to share!

We’re part of Westwood’s Holiday Stroll! From December 6 through 8, Westwood is hosting its first “Weekend Stroll.” Two of these events will be held at the Fisher School:

  • Westwood Artisans Marketplace: Friday and Saturday, December 6 (3:30 to 7 pm) and 7 (10 am to 3 pm) We encourage you to stop by to see these local artists and purchase their lovely wares.
  • Holiday Party and Sing-Along: Sunday, December 8, 2 pm. All are welcome to join us for refreshments and our annual sing-along! Please bring your family, friends and children. Sunny O’Malley will again be playing piano for us – and taking song requests.

The Weekend Stroll also includes Holiday Fairs at the First Baptist Church and the First Parish Church, the Winterfest event and the tree lighting at the Town Hall.

March 2020 Program: Repeating Historical Trends in the Stock Market
Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 pm

Skip Wells, a Wall Street analyst and Hedge Fund manager, will share his extensive knowledge about trends in the Stock Market.

April 2020 Program: Photo Detective
Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 pm
Maureen Taylor is an international speaker on how photos and photography intersect and inform genealogy and history.

Watch for More Information as Each Event Gets Closer