Sandwich Glass Museum
When Deming Jarves founded the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, he did so because of the town's shallow harbor, the promise that a canal would be built nearby, opening up sea routes to New York City (that one only took about a hundred years to come to fruition ), and the plentiful supplies of wood that could be used to fire the furnaces.
While the original company lasted barely sixty years, and the entire glass industry of Sandwich had pretty much disappeared by the 1920s, the Sandwich Historical Society does a good job of combining the history of the town with the aesthetic appeal of the glass itself.
The Museum sponsors a number of glass exhibits, as well as the annual Cape Cod Glass Show, and visitors can actually watch glass blowing demonstration, as well as a 20 minute video that tells the story of Deming Jarves and the huge glass factory that once dominated the town.
Location: 129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA
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