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New exhibit dives into Sandwich's important legacy

18 Mar 2013 11:52 AM
New exhibit dives into Sandwich's important legacy

Sandwich remains one of the Cape's most vibrant and welcoming communit?ies, but its important legacy has in some respects been a victim of history. A new exhibit at the Sandwich Glass Museum hopes to change that, however, by displaying a wide variety of Sandwich-centered artwork from the 18th and 19th centuries. 

"Portraits of Sandwich – Denizens of Cape Cod's Oldest Town" will be on display in the museum's Special Exhibition Gallery from March 1 to July 21. Featuring an extensive collection of portraits, early photographs and landscapes, the exhibit will give guests a chance to explore a different side of the popular region. It will also be a great opportunity for residents to learn about the history of Cape Cod homes, as many of the pieces feature historic houses and public buildings from a bygone era.

A large share of the art in the exhibit comes from local homes and others pieces have been collected over time by the Sandwich Historical Society, but all have been rarely shown in public prior to this event. Together, these unique artworks offer Cape residents and tourists a rare opportunity to see Sandwich when it was one of the country's most prominent and important towns.