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Tour Today’s Westford Academy and Visit Three Other Buildings that Once Housed It


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The Westford Historical Society (WHS) will be hosting a progressive tour of the four
buildings that each served as Westford Academy on Saturday, Sept. 28 starting at 1 p.m.

The act of incorporation for Westford Academy was passed Sept. 28, 1792, and a
two-story late Georgian style Academy Hall was built in 1794. This building now serves at
the Westford Museum. Prior to 1794, the Academy held classes in private homes.

Join us for a tour back through time and visit all of the buildings that once served as
Westford Academy. Meet at the current Westford Academy where you will meet Paul Revere in the Bell Tower and hear how he cast the bell. From there, the tour will continue at the Abbot School where current and former WA Band members will play.

The third stop is at Roudenbush Community Center. Here, attendees will be in the gymnasium and can sign their names on a panel like previous Roudebush graduates have done. The tour will conclude at the Westford Museum where attendees will view artifacts from Westford Academy’s history.

Geoffrey Hall, Westford Academy Class of 1966 and a Westford Academy Trustee, said,
“Westford has a long history of being a leader in secondary education. This tour offers
people an opportunity to learn that history and take a walk down memory lane.”
Transportation is provided for this event but registration is required. For more information and to reserve a place on the bus, residents can visit the event website.