Celebrating 375 Years!
The Sandwich 375 Committee is planning some wonderful events to celebrate our town’s 375th birthday. They will take place not just in the village; but all over town. The planners are not just a small group of folks; they are an all-volunteer group representing all ages, students, many groups and organizations, and folks who are just passionate about our town. They are happily giving of their time and energy to plan the best celebration possible! The events planned are so varied that there is something that will appeal to every age group, and best of all, most of the events will be free!
(NOTE: There may be some schedule changes as we get closer to the actual event dates. Check back here for the latest updated information.)
The Sandwich 375 Committee & The Sandwich Town Hall Preservation Trust
Melinda S. Gallant
August 15th & 16th at 7pm August 17th at 4pm
Sandwich Town Hall Auditorium
Tickets $15– Now Available at Momo’s, Town Hall, Titcomb’s, Splash and Heart of Stone.
Seating is limited, get your tickets early!
OUR TOWN–The simple story of a love affair is constantly rediscovered because it asks timeless questions about the meaning of love, life and death. In the final moments of the play, the recently deceased Emily is granted the opportunity to revisit one day in her life, only to discover that she never fully appreciated all she possessed until she lost it. “Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you,” she says as she takes her place among the dead.
August 16 & 17: Thornton Burgess Days - 10 am – 4 pm. Thornton Burgess Days Celebrate the 375th Anniversary of the Town of Sandwich at the Green Briar Nature Center.
Families will enjoy indoor and outdoor activities throughout the weekend. Free admission.
SUMMARY OF EVENTS:
(For a complete listing CLICK HERE)
- 9:30am – 11:00am: Scavenger Hunt in the Village with Kate Naples
- 10:45am – 11:15am: Suffragettes will appear near the Town Hall Square park
- 11am – 3pm: Led by the Budweiser Clydesdales, a Cavalcade of Classic Cars from each of the decades of the 1900s will proceed from the Wing School through the village. The Cape Cod Dixieland 3 piece band will play in one of the convertibles
- Noon: Rededication ceremony for the Dr. Beale memorial at Beale Park, Main St and Beale Avenue
- Noon to 4pm: the Classic Cars will be available for viewing
- 1pm – 2:30pm: Walking Tour of the Village led by “Thornton Burgess”
- 1:30pm – 3:30pm: “Roger Tincknell – Children’s Songs and Singing Games/This Land is Your Land under a tent on the front lawn of the Library
- 4pm – 5pm: Performance at Town Hall featuring Judith Black performing “The Home Front”, a one woman show that captures what it was like for a woman during WWII whose husband was in the army in Europe
5 to 8 pm: 1940s Block Party on Jarves St. between Rte. 6A and Beth’s (which was a former USO Hall) featuring The Belltones who will sing songs from the 40′s, a la the Andrew Sisters in uniform. Later, they later will perform with 3 men and appear as the Snugtones. Also the Symphony Swing Band will play music from the 40s and from the American Songbook.
All Day: Exhibit of Dodge Macknight paintings at the Library. painting lessons for kids
What fun and it’s all free!
September 13: 1-3 pm.Sandwich is known for its parades, but this one ‘Our Sandwich Journey’ will be the grandest of them all with a 2-mile parade route and featuring marching bands, drum & bugle corps, pipe & drum bands, numerous floats, classic cars, Shriner Clowns, organizations, teams, companies, and more, much more. Everyone loves a parade! Please click the link below for complete information.
If your group or business would like to be in the Grand Parade, the deadline to enter is AUGUST 18. For more information, CLICK HERE.
September 24: Talk of the Town Speakers Series - 7pm. “Daring Sea Rescues Along the New England Coast” with Michael Tougias, author of 19 books including The Finest Hour, a true story of the US Coast Guard’s most daring sea rescue. His works are authentic and well researched. Michael’s engaging speaking style will captivate the audience with true stories of bravery and tragedy along our sea coast. –Sandwich Glass Museum, Hirschmann Theater, 129 Main St. Sandwich, MA. 508-888-0251 Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30pm, program begins at 7. MORE INFO…
October 24 & 25: Ye Olde Spirits of Sandwich – Masquerade Ball on the 24th. Which Witch of Sandwich parade of “witches”, choose the best Witch of Sandwich”. Famous Sandwich residents of olde walking through the village. Graveyard Tours, Graveyard Art. Library scarecrow contest.
October 29: Talk of the Town Speakers Series - 7pm. “Thornton Burgess” as portrayed by actor David B. Hobbs. Meet Christie Lowrance, author of Nature’s Ambassador, The Legacy of Thornton W. Burgess–Sandwich Glass Museum, Hirschmann Theater, 129 Main St. Sandwich, MA. 508-888-0251 Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30pm, program begins at 7. MORE INFO…
November 19: Talk of the Town Speakers Series - 7pm. “An Overview of American Folk Art” with Beth Friend, art historian –Sandwich Glass Museum, Hirschmann Theater, 129 Main St. Sandwich, MA. 508-888-0251 Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30pm, program begins at 7. MORE INFO…
December 3: Talk of the Town Speakers Series - 7pm. “Legends and Traditions of the Christmas Season” with Henry F. Callan. The fascinating history behind the mixture of pagan, secular and Christian elements. A special time of fun and celebration for everyone.–Sandwich Glass Museum, Hirschmann Theater, 129 Main St. Sandwich, MA. 508-888-0251 Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30pm, program begins at 7.MORE INFO…
(events calendars for various other town-wide organizations)