Programs & Events

Upcoming Events and Programs

Welcome to our Fall line-up!

September 29 (10 am to 3 pm): Westwood Day

The Westwood Historical Society will have a table at Westwood Day. Do stop by (Westwood High School grounds) and say Hello!

October 9 (7:30 pm): William Martin, author of Back Bay

William Martin is an award-winning New York Times author and will discuss his historical fiction novel: Back Bay, first published in 1979.

November 13 (7:30 pm): Rufus Porter and His Murals

Sloane Awtrey, Research Intern for Decorative Arts, Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts will talk about Rufus Porter and the many wall murals he produced in New England (including Westwood).

November 30 (3:30 to 7 pm) and December 1 (10 am to 3 pm): Westwood Artists Marketplace

Come by to see all that the Westwood Artists have to showcase and purchase at their annual Marketplace.

December 9, 2018, 2 pm: Holiday Party and Sing-Along

Join us for refreshments and our annual sing-along during the holiday season!

All programs (except for Westwood Day) will be held at the Fisher School, 830 High Street, Westwood.

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Watch here for more about the spring programs — and don’t forget that May is always our School Days Program!

1800s School Days Program: Every May

Charlie 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 Charlie, including past and current school principals, school and town administrators.

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