Talk of the Town

Admission to all talks is FREE (donations welcomed)

(If you missed some of the earlier talks,  scroll down for videos, courtesy Sandwich Community Television)


NOTE: Seating is limited. To reserve 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. If seats remain on the night of the talk, walk-ins without tickets will be welcome until all seats are filled. Doors open at 6:30pm.

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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September 24:

Tougias1“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.*

 

 

 

 

 

October 29:

Thornton-Burgess-150Thornton Waldo Burgess, naturalist, conservationist and author of children’s stories talks to us about his times in his native Sandwich from 1874-1892. Our most famous author wrote his first book, Old Mother West Wind, in 1910. By the time he had retired, he had written 170 books and 15,000 stories for his daily newspaper column “Bedtime Stories.” Actor David Hobbs will bring him back to life. Also 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 

The lecture will be an overview of the development of early American folk art during the period 1776 – 1850. Focus will be on how early folk artists reflected the antebellum society they lived in and what we can learn about that period from them. Featured will be portrait and landscape art, scenes of everyday living, tombstones and more.

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.

Puritans in Sandwich and all of Cape Cod did not celebrate Christmas between 1659 and 1681 because it was illegal. With more and more immigrants coming to the New World, Christmas celebrations began to flourish in the mid-nineteenth century. Today, Sandwich residents start the Christmas season with the lighting of the Little Christmas Tree on Shawme Pond and the singing of Christmas carols in Town Hall Square in front of First Church.

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.*


*NOTE: Seating is limited. To reserve 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. If seats remain on the night of the talk, walk-ins without tickets will be welcome until all seats are filled. Doors open at 6:30pm.


If you missed some of the talks, here are videos, courtesy Sandwich Community Television:

February 26:

“Cape Cod and the War of 1812″ with Jim Coogan, author, columnist and lecturer
If you missed it here’s a video of the lecture:


 

April 30:

“Cape Cod Architecture″ with Sarah Korjeff, Cape Cod Commission
If you missed it here’s a video of the lecture:

 

May 28

“Colonial Herb Gardens,” Carolyn McMorrow