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May 2017
Free

Talk of the Town: Donald F. Nelson

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street
Sandwich, 02563 United States
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Chappaquiddick Tragedy by author and distinguished scientist Donald F. Nelson on May 17. This will be a fact driven presentation by a retired research physicist who has recently published a book on the 1969 incident which involved Ted Kennedy's driving off a bridge in Chappaquiddick that resulted in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Mr. Nelson has a home in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard and this allowed him convenient access to people and documents surrounding this tragedy. With the…

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June 2017
Free

Talk of the Town: Lighthouses and Lightships of Cape Cod

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street
Sandwich, 02563 United States
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Lighthouses and Lightships of Cape Cod by author and historian Jim Coogan on June 14. From the earliest days, the people of Cape Cod and the islands have used the sea as an avenue for trade and commerce. But the seafaring life was fraught with dangers. Great storms took a heavy toll on mariners traveling along the coast. In the attempt to provide ships with at least some land-sea navigational references, lighthouses were established at the entrances to several ports.…

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October 2017
Free

Talk of the Town: The Haunted History of New England

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street
Sandwich, 02563 United States
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The Haunted History of New England by historian and lecturer Christopher Daley on October 18. Mr. Daley is familiar to our audience because he has previously made a number of interesting presentations that were insightful and entertaining. The haunted stories will be a perfect fit for this pre-Halloween event. Chris will tell of Mercy Brown,The Vampire of Exeter, Rhode Island; the cursed Freetown State Forest in Massachusetts; the horrors of Lizzie Borden in Fall River, Massachusetts; the Nine Men's Misery…

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November 2017
Free

Talk of the Town: Impact of Industry on a Cape Cod Town

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street
Sandwich, 02563 United States
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Impact of Industry on a Cape Cod Town by Glass Museum Curator Dorothy Schofield and Sandwich Library Archivist Deb Rich on November 15. Join us as we explore the impact of the Glass Industry in Sandwich which changed the face of a typical New England farming community into a diverse, bustling commercial town. Beginning with the early history of Cape Cod's oldest town, the natural resources of the area drew Mr. Deming Jarves, a Boston entrepreneur, to build his glass…

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