Quarter Century Award

Background. The Historical Society’s award was typically presented annually to a person or couple who have made significant volunteer/unpaid contributions to the Westwood community for 25 years or more. Nominations were always encouraged in any field (e.g., education, religion, arts, civic, social service, religion). However, due to the pandemic and lack of nominations, we have not been able to present this award for the past few years.


Previous recipients of the honorary tribute are (chronologically beginning in 1990): Yetta and Alexander Fisher, Barbara and Allan Beale, Donald MacLellan, Allen Baker, Richard Youlden, Ellie and Roy London, Lillian Perkins, Robert Wood, Gordon Youlden, Tom Dunn, Joseph Weider, Emlen and Jim Wheeler, Duncan and Ellen McFarland, Shirley Howard, Joe and Joy Clancy, Irene and Ralph Buonopane, Barbara Friedman, Mike Beaumont, Joan Swann, Lura Provost, Russ and Marilyn Downs, Ann and Jerry Cronin, Joan Murphy, Sam and Barbara Hayes, Tony Antonellis, Charles and Nancy Donahue, John Pritchard and John (Jack) Wiggin.

Nominations. Once we are able to offer the award again, we will post it here and in local Westwood media. Nominations have typically been due each May 31st. If you would like to nominate someone or a couple, we will ask that you write a brief letter outlining how the nominee has contributed to the Westwood community and mail it to the Westwood Historical Society,  830 High Street, P.O. Box 2575, Westwood MA 02090 — or send to our e-mail: westwoodhistorical@comcast.net. Please also include a phone number or e-mail for yourself or your nominee.