SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Love Letter to Cape Cod
The Sandwich Historical Commission is pleased to present this stirring new documentary and give the public the chance to meet the producer, John Yacobian, and the founder of Protect Our Past (POP), Ellen Briggs.
The mission of POP is to educate and influence Cape residents, part-time residents and visitors about the importance of saving the historic fabric of this peninsula.
This event is free of charge and no reservations are required. It will be held upstairs at the Sandwich Town Hall, located at 130 Main Street. Built in 1834, Sandwich Town Hall was restored to its former glory in 2009 by the Town Hall Preservation Trust. The beautiful second floor ballroom and theater once presented silent films accompanied by a piano played by a Town citizen. READ MORE…
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
c/o Sandwich Town Library
Town Archivist, Deb Rich
142 Main St.
Sandwich, MA 02563
- Julia Blakely, Chair
- Greg Antman
- Lisa Hassler
- Carolyn Crowell
- Brenda Kelly
- Jennifer Madden, Cemetery Preservation
- Matt Schimmel
- Rich Claytor
- Mary Lynch
- Maria Nye
- Joanne Richardson
There are three empty alternate slots for interested parties.
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 monthly on a Wednesday at 6:00 P.M. See the Town Agenda Center page for meeting dates and location.
Agendas for 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.
Sandwich Enterprise Editorial:
Historical Commission: A Champion For Sandwich’s Past
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