PO Box 411, 2-4 Boston Road, Westford, MA 01886
Tel: (978) 692-5550, Fax (978) 692-5550


Meet the Board of Directors

President, Dan Lacroix - Dan has lived in Westford since 1987 and has served on the WHS board since 2000. Though he enjoys learning about all aspects of Westford's history, he is particularly interested in 18th century Westford, and has conducted research into Westford's Revolutionary War experience and the veterans who served. (Much of the work can be found at www.westford1775.org.) His interests in woodworking and 18th c. reenacting have enabled him to periodically demonstrate the work of the 18th c. house joyner, using tools he has reproduced from period originals. His other interests include early New England vernacular architecture and photography.

Vice President, Jim Clark - Jim has always been a history buff. In addition to history, he studied political science, international relations, Chinese culture, politics and language. He served in the Navy, worked for the government and engineering firms, and taught school. He and his wife have lived in Westford for 34 years, and raised two children here. Retired, he often substitutes at Westford Academy. He has been a member of the Westford Historical Society Board since 2008.

Treasurer, Jack Mangan - Jack and his wife moved to Westford in 1987. He holds a BA in history with a minor in political science. A past member of the Roudenbush Committee, St Catherine's Building and Finance Committees, Westford Public Schools technology committee, The Westford Historical Commission and The Westford Public Schools Naming Committee. He joined The Westford Historical Society in January, 2015.

Dave Brody - Dave first became involved with the WHS due to his interest in the Westford Knight legend and the possibility that Scottish explorers came to Westford in 1399. An attorney by training and a fiction writer by avocation, he has written 10 novels. He is also a longtime coach of youth sports in Westford. He lives on Nabnasset Lake with his wife and two daughters.

Judy Daly - Judy has been on the board since 2016. She is a retired Westford school teacher who is interested in reading, golf, tennis, travel and working with children. She has lived in Westford for 45 years.

Leslie Howard - Leslie joined the board in 2014. She has 15 years experience working in and with museums, including the Museum of Science and Museum of Fine Arts. She holds a Masters in Museum Studies from Harvard University. She is currently leading the board through the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH)'s Standards and Excellence Program (StEPs). She loves history, sewing, reading, and cooking. She lives in Forge Village with her husband and children.

Madonna McKenzie

George Murray - George and his wife have lived in Westford since 1972. Most of his involvement with the Town has been through his service on the School Committee and the Permanent School Building Committee. George served on the Building Committee through six school building projects, and since 1984 has provided the School Department with annual projections of future enrollment in the school system. His interest in the Historical Society and the history of his adopted town was initially motivated by his research into the history of the Westford Academy bell during the renovation and expansion of the Academy.

Lisa Sama - Lisa joined the Board in early 2017. She has been teaching engineering to middle school kids for 15 years. She enjoys photography, antiquing, reading, and visiting museums.


PO Box 411, 2-4 Boston Road, Westford, MA 01886, Tel: (978) 692-5550