A gift from the Archives is a great addition to your home, or to give as a gift and it's a fun way to support the Sandwich Town Archives. The Friends of the Sandwich Town Archives are currently offering these three historic treasures listed below.
Dodge Macknight Watercolor Reproductions in Two Sizes!
American post-Impressionist painter Dodge Macknight called Sandwich his home after moving here in 1900 to a house he named "The Hedges" on Route 6A where he painted this watercolor of his back yard kitchen garden. The largest collections of Dodge Macknight paintings can be seen at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Museum of Fine Art, Boston.
Portrait of young Dodge MacKnight painted by John Peter Russell
The Friends of the Sandwich Town Archives is offering a giclee print of Dodge Macknight's Kitchen Garden watercolor. This is the first time this unique piece of art has been reproduced and offered to the public for purchase. The print is available in limited quantities as a fundraiser to support the Sandwich Town Archives.
The reproduction will be offered in two different editions.
1. A 16"x22" print at a cost of $50.00 each plus $5 shipping.
2. An 11"x15" print at a cost of $25.00 each plus $5 shipping.
The prints are available for purchase online, by mail
or at the Sandwich Public Library (by check only).
* If you would like the print framed, the FOSTA has partnered
with Picture This in Merchants' Square to offer a 20% discount on framing services.
Historic Jenny Jones Map of Old Sandwich Village & Glass Factory Days
The Friends of the Sandwich Town Archives are excited to offer this hand drawn map of Sandwich. The historic map was hand drawn by Jenny Jones (Jane Bradford Jones) in 1939 during one of the restorations of the 1834 Town Hall. The map depicts Sandwich Village in 1825, the year the Boston and Sandwich Glass Works opened in what is now Jarvesville. Restoration of the map was performed by the North East Document Conservation Center.
The map measures 25 1/2" X 20 1/4" and is available in watercolor or black and white.
(The black and white version may be painted or decorated with colored pencil by the purchaser. The sale of this map was very popular in 1939 and many residents chose to decorate the map with water colors.)
1. The colored map is priced at $25 plus $5 shipping within the US.
2. The black and white map is $20 plus $5 shipping within the US..
Order online or from from Deb Rich, Archivist, at the Sandwich Town Archives housed in the Sandwich Public Library.
Cash, check or credit card payments are accepted. To order your copy online, scroll down to the Pay Pal button on this page.
Sandwich A Cape Cod Town by Russel A. Lovell, Jr.
First published in 1984, this updated edition is now available for purchase.
Settled in 1637 by families from the Saugus Plantation near Boston, Sandwich has acquired a unique character all its own. From its people, to its natural shoreline and wooded landscape, to its history with the early Indian neighbors and visiting Quakers, the Town of Sandwich is truly unique. As the oldest town on Cape Cod, Sandwich embraces its history and is proud that many of its families have played a large roll in settling other parts of New England and beyond. This book presents the history of Sandwich with the use of original town and Colony records, diaries, wills and deeds. It is illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps and charts, as well as an extensive bibliography. Sandwich, A Cape Cod Town offers a wealth of historical information on a town built by the ocean and molded by the people who lived there.
There is a $5 cost of shipping in addition
to the price of the book.