Programs & Events

Upcoming Programs

This page highlights the upcoming programs that are sponsored by the Westwood Historical Society. Come back to check on future events — and also see our Facebook page and watch the local papers (Hometown Weekly and the Transcript/Bulletin).

Note that two of this fall’s programs were presented by long-time Westwood residents: John Pritchard and Jerry Cronin — and Skip Wells, another Westwood resident, is speaking in March.

All programs are held at the Fisher School, 830 High Street, Westwood, MA.
Handicap-accessible, free and open to the public
Parking is available in front of the Thurston Middle School

March 2020 Program: Historical Trends in the Stock Market — and What the Future Might Hold, Mr. Harry (Skip) Wells
Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 pm

Skip Wells is a long-time Westwood resident and has been a Wall Street analyst and stock market aficionado since 1967. His topic will be “Knock on Wood, Dow = 50,000 by the End of 2025.”

Click here for his bio and more about the program.


April 2020 Program: Maureen Taylor, Photo Detective Extraordinaire!
Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 pm
Maureen Taylor is an international speaker on how photos and photography intersect and inform genealogy and history. She will present a special program on her work using old photos to map a path to other relatives, preserve the story of your ancestors and share it with future descendants.

Click here for her biography.

 

Our 1800s School Day
Each May, the Historical Society hosts all of Westwood’s third graders at the Fisher School. This program gives our schoolchildren the opportunity to step back in time and see what school was like in the 1800s. The program was originally designed by Joan Swann and Elaine Nye, continued by Irene Buonopane and is now coordinated by Charlie Donahue. This year, Charlie expects to have the help of over 20 volunteers. For more about the School Day program (and a video!), go to the “Westwood History” tab at the top of the page, then to “History of the Fisher School” and then to the “1800s School Day.”

Watch for More Information
as Each Event Gets Closer