Programs & Events

Our 2019 Programs

January 8, 2019, 7:30 pm: The Great New England Hurricane of 1938

Sarah Sycz Jaworski, Community Engagement Assistant for Historic New England, will talk about the massive hurricane that hit New England on September 21, 1938. The hurricane came as a surprise to New England residents – and was one of the most destructive storms in American history.

See Historic New England’s flyer for more information.

February 12, 2019, 7:30 pm: Our Own “Antiques Roadshow”

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!

March 12, 2019, 7:30 pm: Program TBD

The above events will be held at the Fisher School, 830 High Street, Westwood, are 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.