Talk of the Town

“Talk of the Town”

Admission to all talks is FREE (donations welcomed)

NOTE: Seating is limited. To guarantee a seat you can pick up free tickets in advance at the Sandwich Glass Museum (until they run out). Tickets will be available 2 weeks before each scheduled talk.

DC Huntley interviews Bill Daley about the “Talk of the Town” Speaker Series, which is ten separate events with speakers discussing different topics in history, all relevant to the Town of Sandwich, MA on Cape Cod. These events will take place all year long in 2014 and are produced by the Sandwich 375 Committee as part of the town’s 375th Anniversary Celebration. Everyone is invited. Admission is FREE!

Presenting ten intriguing programs: Cape Cod and the War of 1812, the Cape Cod Canal, Cape Cod Architecture, Colonial Herb Gardens, the Civil War, Petticoats at Sea, maritime rescues, Thornton Burgess, American Folk Art and Legends and Traditions of the Christmas Season.

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February 26:

“Cape Cod and the War of 1812″ with Jim Coogan, author, columnist and lecturer
This event was “sold out.” If you missed it here’s a video of the lecture:


 

 

 

April 30 (Wednesday):

architecture“Exploring Cape Cod’s History through its Architecture” with Sarah Korjeff, Historic Preservationist with the Cape Cod Commission

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.

 

May 28:

herb_gardens“Herb Gardens during the Puritan and Colonial Period” with Carolyn McMorrow, Master Gardener

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.

 

 

 

 

June 25:

EatonMonument

Civil War Monument in Town Hall Square Donated by William Eaton in 1910

“Sandwich During the American Civil War” with Bill Daley, Sandwich Historical Commission

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.

 

 

 

 

July 23:

Joan Gatturna as Johanna Sears in "Petticoats at Sea"

Joan Gatturna as Johanna Sears in “Petticoats at Sea”
(photo by Susan Wilson)

 ”Petticoats at Sea” presented by Ms. Joan Gatturna

Storyteller Joan Gatturna brings to life the tale of Johanna Sears and her family which is based on the true life adventures of several New England families whose daughters and sons proved their courage and skill when faced with perils at sea!

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.

 

 

 

September 24:

Tougias1“Daring Sea Rescues Along the New England Coast” with Michael Tougias, author & lecturer

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 29:

Thornton-Burgess-150“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.

 

 

 

November 19: 

AmFolkArt“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.

 

 

 

December 3:

tree“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.