We are reopening the Westford Museum, located at 2 Boston Rd, Westford, MA, Sunday March 6, 2022, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. with a NEW exhibit “Hard Rock Mining”.
Most everyone knows there were granite mines located throughout Westford Massachusetts. But what else was mined nearby and when? Come, see and learn about the 4 commercially mined minerals of Southwestern New Hampshire: Mica – Quartz – Feldspar – and Beryl. Learn what they look like, what they can be used for, and the Gemstones they can become!
This is the debut of Pecora’s Mica Mine Schoolhouse’s “dynamite and blasting” exhibit! This explosive display highlights the newest donations to Percora’s Museum courtesy of the former “Thomas Company’s” of Spofford New Hampshire. Carl Thomas was a blasting specialist, owner of the world-famous Beryl Mountain Mine in Acworth NH and owner of several equipment manufacturer companies for blasting services and tools the last 6+ decades in New England and beyond.
About Jim Pecora, Founder of the New England Mineral Museum – A portal to the History, Geology, Gemology, & Lapidary Arts of New England. Jim Pecora is a Mining Historian, Lapidarist, and Jeweler. Pecora is the Executive Director of the New England Mineral Museum (NEMM), a New Hampshire Non-Profit. Google “Pecoras Mica Mine Schoolhouse” which is the YouTube & traveling road show arm of the Museum that offers a multitude of educational programs to youth and adults alike. Jim is known as “the NH Rock Guy” The exhibit will run May-September 2022. *Suggested donation $5 per person/$10 per family
The mission of the Westford Historical Society is to promote the understanding and appreciation of Westford’s unique history to the community. By providing programming that features aspects of the daily lives, activities and achievements of Westford residents, we strive to expand and enrich understanding of how our town continues to evolve. We foster an environment of teaching and learning that strengthens our sense of community. We will collect, preserve and exhibit documents, photographs, objects and sites historically significant to Westford, and encourage outside efforts to do the same.