The Sandwich Historical Commission was established in 1971 to identify, document, preserve and protect the historic and archaeological assets of the town and to promote public awareness of the history of the Town of Sandwich.
The Commission consists of not less than 3 and not more than 7 full members and up to 7 alternates. The Board of Selectmen appoints fill members for staggered three-year terms and alternates for 1 year terms.
If you are interested in serving on this commission, please fill out a Talent Bank form.
The SHC is the local arm of the Massachusetts Historical Commission, established in 1963 “to identify, evaluate, and protect important historical and archaeological assets of the Commonwealth.” (MGL Ch. 9 Sections 27-32 enabling legislation)
The powers of the Sandwich Historical Commission are established by Massachusetts General Law, Part 1, Title VII; Chapter 40; Section 8D.
Sandwich Historical Commission
P. O. Box 1905
Sandwich, MA 02563
- Greg Anderson, Chair (2017)
- Brandon Carrico, (2017)
- Carolyn Crowell, (2019)
- Bill Daley, (2018) Historic Markers, 375th Celebration
- Lisa Hassler, (2018) CPC representative, Sand Hill School Preservation
- Jennifer Madden, (2019) Cemetery Preservation
- David Schrader, Vice-Chair (2018)
The commission is actively searching for new volunteers interested in joining the membership. We’re looking for men and women of all ages, backgrounds and education levels. The only membership qualification is a sincere interest in the discovery, documentation, and preservation of Sandwich’s historical assets of all kinds.
Come join us at a future meeting.
SHC meetings are open to the public. They are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 P.M. at:
Sandwich Community Television
11 Jan Sebastian Drive, Unit 10
Sandwich, MA 02563
All meetings will be posted more than 48 hours in advance at the Town Hall Annex, 145 Main St., and online at the Town Clerk’s page.
Thanks to Sandwich Community TV, the Sandwich Historical Commission meetings are now being recorded on video so the public can view on demand. Here are the videos:
Webmaster Note: During the January meeting reference was made to the 1901 “Atlas of the Boundaries of the Town of Sandwich.” DOWNLOAD & VIEW HERE
Sandwich Enterprise Editorial:
Historical Commission: A Champion For Sandwich’s Past
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