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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