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Plaques help mark Sandwich history

SOURCE: http://sandwich.wickedlocal.com/news/20180907/plaques-help-mark-sandwich-history By Paul Gately Posted Sep 7, 2018 at 10:57 AM The Sandwich Historical Commission’s historic marker/plaque program has reached the 154 mark, and more awards are on the way in a town where many homes are much older than … Continue reading

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New MACRIS Forms Added

A note from your Webmaster: We are finally getting around to adding new and updated MACRIS Form Bs on the HISTORIC HOUSES page. Here’s an example: 246 Rt 6A SDW.70 Where there are no new Form Bs we are posting … Continue reading

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Atlas of Boundaries of Sandwich 1901

 

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Historical Commission sets priorities for 2018

By Paul Gately, Wicked Local, Sandwich (Broadsider) Greg Anderson chaired his last Sandwich Historical Commission meeting last week, handing the gavel off to member Lisa Hassler, a local realty broker, historical preservation enthusiast, and liaison to Community Preservation Act projects. … Continue reading

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The Acorn

The Acorn – a steam-sail ship once owned by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company by William F. Daley In 1825, entrepreneur Deming Jarves arrived in Sandwich to build his glass making operations, the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company (B&S). It … Continue reading

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A Very Special Memorial Day

William Eaton and the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Memorial Day , 1911 By William F. Daley Over 100 years ago, the town of Sandwich celebrated a very special Memorial Day. On May 30, 1911 William Eaton, a wealthy business man … Continue reading

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Of Sandwich, Seals and Sandwiches

The Name “Sandwich” Sandwich, Massachusetts is named for the seaport of Sandwich, Kent, England. The name “Sandwich” comes from Old English (O.E.) Sandwic, and literally means “sand village,” “sandy place,” or “place on the sand.” The old English wic is … Continue reading

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Saving Graves

Decrepitude has seeped into Cedarville Cemetery—cracking and toppling ancient tombstones and beshadowing family markers with creeping foliage. But rest easy, old souls, help is on the way. About $70,000 has been set aside to restore dozens of graves at the … Continue reading

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(The following was submitted by Paul Rentz) Here’s some material I’ve come across- on Ezra, Edmund’s information is not nearly as complete from what I’ve seen. Ezra Perry • Born: 1625, Bideford, Devonshire, England 19,22 • Marriage: Elizabeth Burgess on … Continue reading

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SHC Meeting Videos

Thanks to Sandwich Community TV, the Sandwich Historical Commission meetings are now being recorded on video so the public can view on demand. To view all SHC meeting videos CLICK HERE and select “Historical Commission.” Webmaster Note:  During the January … Continue reading

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