Programs & Events

Upcoming Events and Programs

We do not have any programs during the summer. See what’s planned for the fall below!

 

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October 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.: TO BE DETERMINED

November 13, 2018, 7:30 p.m.: 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).

December 9, 2018: Holiday Party and Quarter Century Award

Come join us to celebrate the holidays and to meet the recipient of this year’s Quarter Century Award!

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.