A Stained Glass Village
November 12 – December 30, 2018
The Sandwich Glass Museum is pleased to present A Stained Glass Village: From the Collection of Annalise and Tom Nelson, featuring over 100 illuminated stained glass houses and churches augmented with hand-made glass trees and animals.
“Stained glass” generally refers to the process of combining various shapes of already colored glass with (traditionally) strips of lead. The stained-glass houses, along with the lamp-worked flora and fauna, made by both American and European artists, may have taken upwards of 20 hours to complete a single house.
Little vignettes of quaint stained glass communities at twilight will enchant guests both young and old.
The Sandwich Glass Museum is delighted to share this magical collection throughout the holiday season.
9th Annual Glassblowers’ Christmas
November 12 – December 30, 2019
Visit Sandwich Glass Museum where hundreds of unique glass ornaments made by the finest Cape Cod glass artists, will adorn Christmas trees in the Museum Shop and it’s Contemporary Gallery.
Unable to attend the event? There is a small representation of each local artist showcased in our on line store here: click here to be redirected to the ornaments
A walk inside the Color & Chemistry room brings James Lloyd, the factory chemist, to life as he describes the travails of creating innovative colors to make the factory’s glass more competitive. Cabinets mysteriously open to reveal his secret batch book, his favorite glass. A handkerchief on the counter flutters as he complains about the uranium dust he uses to make a beautiful canary yellow. The 2 1/2 minute demonstration is full of surprises and entertaining as well as educational.
Highland Street Foundation Announces its 8th Annual “Free Fun Fridays” at the Sandwich Glass Museum for Friday, July 21st.
The Sandwich Glass Museum is proud to participate with The Highland Street Foundation’s 8th annual “Free Fun Fridays” initiative, a summer program that opens doors at no cost to visitors to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts of which the Sandwich Glass Museum is one! This year 80 museums and cultural institutions will participate in the program. From June through August , between five and seven venues will be open free-of-charge every Friday for 10 weeks this summer. On Friday, July 21, 2017, the Museum will be proud to welcome guests at no cost!
“We are thrilled to be part of Free Fun Fridays,” said Katie Campbell, director of the Sandwich Glass Museum in Sandwich. “We look forward to welcoming members of the public, many of who will be here for the first time.” Highland Street Foundation is honored to provide families with access to the very best cultural institutions across Massachusetts and deeply committed to engaging families on a cultural and intellectual level , providing ongoing enrichment opportunities for young people during summer vacation.
Established in 2009, “Free Fun Fridays” has drawn more than half a million visitors to its participating venues. Last year alone, the program saw 165,000 people and the Foundation hopes to reach more than 200,000 this year. This is a perfect opportunity for the community to experience the best that Massachusetts has to offer.
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Sandwich Glass Museum is open from 9:30-5pm daily. For additional information visit our website www.sandwichglassmuseum.org.