Sandwich Glass Museum
The Sandwich Glass Museum continuously collects, preserves, and interprets the history of the town of Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod. Honored visitors will have the opportunity to see fascinating exhibits and also take part in glass blowing demonstrations as part of the experience.
The Sandwich Glass Museum has fascinating exhibits such as Color and Chemistry, a room that brings the work of James Lloyd, the factory chemist, to life. Visitors will get to listen to him describe the travails of creating innovative colors in order to make the factory’s glass more competitive. There are cabinets that mysteriously open in the room that reveal his secret batch book and his favorite glass.
The Levine Lighting Gallery, another fascinating exhibit, allows visitors the opportunity to check out lighting devices from 1925 to the electric light bulb. You will be able to watch a demonstration that focuses on the dramatic change during this particular era. There are 50 lamps that will light one by one as you watch the demonstration. Visitors can bask in the glow of candles, whale oil, camphene, kerosene, and Edison’s first electric light bulb.
Finally, The Collection exhibit is a wonderful collection including 6,000 pieces of glass that were produced at the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company between the years of 1825 and 1888. There are other exhibits that describe how substantial Sandwich’s contributions were at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.