Calendar of Events
2017 Summer Exhibit -
In the Beginning: Lower Corner and the Centre
The seasonal exhibit this summer will focus on Center Sandwich village and Lower Corner village. Exhibit will be open June 24 - September 30, 2017
August 2 - 19: SHS Centennial Exhibit
100 Years / 100 Items
Wednesday - Saturday, August 2 - 19, Grange Hall, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Join us as we honor and celebrate the PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS that have shaped our history. 100 Years / 100 objects (roughly...we will be close!)
SANDWICH OLD HOME WEEK ~ August 6 - 13, 2017
August 7 - September 7: SPECIAL 100th Anniversary Cancellation Stamp
A special 100th Anniversary Postal Cancellation Stamp is now available at the Center Sandwich Post Office. The Post Office staff will cancel unused envelopes or sell stamps on envelopes for the special cancellation stamp. The Postmaster will cancel envelopes from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday, August 7. Beginning on Tuesday, August 8, envelopes can be cancelled with the special stamp until September 7, 2017 during normal Post Office hours. Do not miss this very special opportunity!!!
August 7 - 12: Open House at the Lower Corner Schoolhouse
1:00 – 4:00 PM. Lower Corner School House is open to visitors.
August 9 - 12: Open House at the Transportation Museum
10:00 - 2:00 PM. View the Sandwich Coach and other forms of horse-drawn transportation at the Transportation Museum in the Quimby Barn.
August 12: A Trip Around the Ring
1:00 PM. A guided walking tour of downtown Center Sandwich around the ring - Main Street to Maple Street to Church Street - telling the history of the buildings that are and were here. Free event. Meet at the Sandwich Historical Society Marston House 5 - 10 minutes before the walk. The walk will take place rain or shine (unless it is pouring).
August 13: Annual Excursion and Picnic
12:00 – 2:00 PM. Enjoy an afternoon on the lawn behind the Elisha Marston house overlooking Willow Pond. Bring your own picnic lunch and a chair at noon; desserts and drinks will be provided. The Summer Exhibit will be open for all to enjoy. Sit and relax to wonderful music by Cindy Duchin. The program will begin at 12:30 PM - in addition to our President, Geoff Burrows, and our Director, Abby Hambrook, our featured speakers are D. Bruce Montgomery, Jonathan Taylor and H. Boone Porter. We will also have a very special time of “Reminiscences”.
August 20: Lower Corner House Tour
12:30-4:00 PM. We will highlight the Lower Corners with a house tour of four homes you wished you could look into. Beginning at 12:30, these iconic homes will be available to view, and they are all within walking distance of one another. The Wentworth House at the top of Wentworth Hill offers a panoramic view of the Sandwich Range and has had many incarnations in its long history – from home to restaurant and back, it has survived through fire and stood for many as just a shell. Now is has been restored and is the home of Stephen and Kristen Allison. The Isaac Adams Homestead (formally known as Chestnut Manor) is currently undergoing major renovations by John Dolan, who has rescued this vast estate from ruin. This impressive property was put together in the mid-1850's by Isaac Adams as a means of exhibiting his personal success. As the house is under construction, the grounds will be open for you to walk around. Down Wentworth Hill toward Little Pond Road, the Brick Store on the right-hand side will be open. Now the home of Carl and Nancy Hansen, many residents still remember getting their mail and provisions there. The store closed in 1978 after being open since 1845! Across the street from the Brick Store is the Weed Estate, home of Boone and Maggie Porter. This house, originally built by William Weed (who also built the Brick Store), was also once the home of the famous actor Claude Raines. Tickets are not required; however, a suggested donation of $5 would be most appreciated and can be donated at any of the four homes. Parking is allowed at all four of the properties.
September 23: Red Hill Dam Walk
1:oo PM. Meet at the Grange Hall. This is one of the oldest, best preserved and longest dams in town. It provided water empoundment of Red Hill Pond to provide more constant flow of water to a series of mills that were located by the Adam's bridge over the Red Hill River on Main Street.