As one recent visitor said, “You could spend a week in here and still not see everything!” But why not just swing by and spend 20 minutes? In 20 minutes, after going to the dump or checking your mail, you could take a spin through the house and reacquaint yourself with Dr. Marston’s office and see the summer doll exhibit in the children’s room; you could stroll through the Marston barn and see the Native American exhibit or the shoe making display and all the cool stuff in the shop—you could pick up a gift!
In the 20 minutes before or after tennis you could look through this summer’s exhibit, “Look to the Mountains, Gaze to the Lake” which features a mill wheel, a 1802 Quaker marriage certificate, and a single shoe (why? Come find out!). In 20 minutes or less you could see and read about Quaker dresses, a patent museum and ski area off of Range Road, the various types of mills that helped give Sandwich a vibrant economy in the 19th Century.
This is our town and we love it, why not love its past as well? Think of it as visiting an old friend! Or, perhaps you have never been in? Then come meet a friend who is waiting to show you all the treasures of Sandwich’s past!
Here is a small selection of photos of the museum and gift shop. For a more complete group of photos visit the photo gallery page titled Sandwich Historical Society. And for more information about SHS and local history, visit the website. The museum and exhibits will be open through this month until October 3rd.