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, spoke 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

Because of the COVID-19 restrictions in place in Massachusetts, we are cancelling  Maureen Taylor’s program (“Photo Detective Extraordinaire”), originally scheduled for April 14th. We look forward to welcoming you back to more programs in the fall.

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.”

If you’re interested in a one-hour evening program about this special school program, please send an e-mail to us (westwoodhistorical@comcast.net) or call June at 781-329-6697.  Charlie has graciously offered to tell us more while the schoolroom is set up — but we need to know there is interest!

Watch for More Information
as Each Event Gets Closer