A collection of photos, artwork and original hand-blown glass from the Sandwich Historical Society and Glass Museum is on display through Thursday, July 17 in the anteroom between the Senate Reading Room and the Senate Chamber at the Statehouse.
The presentation includes artwork and photos, including a portrait of Deming Jarves, the founder of the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company. The company was in operation from 1827 until 1888. A glass display case holds various forms of pressed glass and decorative glassware, varying in techniques and designs in the way they were blown, cut and engraved. Many of the pieces in the display date back to the 1880s, but there are contemporary pieces as well.
Also included in the free public display are mementos and posters showcasing life in Sandwich during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Sandwich is currently celebrating the 375th anniversary of the town's founding, with a whole summer of events planned.