Sandwich’s 375th Anniversary
1800 BASH (Bringing Alive Sandwich History)
Saturday, July 19 from 8AM to 9PM
It’s the 1800s: The Boston & Sandwich Glass Factory is in its prime, The North and South are locked in a brutal Civil War, the game of “Base Ball” is in its infancy. Join Sandwich as they celebrate their 375th Anniversary and bring the 1800s alive! Enjoy military demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, an old-fashion baseball game, a quilt show, and more!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
- 8:30AM at the Wing School: It’s 1861 and Sandwich has its own company – the Sandwich Guards, Company D, 29th Massachusetts Volunteers. Portrayed by the 22nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, they will open “Camp Chipman” with Posting the Colors.
- 9:00 – 9:30AM: Military Drill
- 9:45AM: Dress Parade Formation
- 10:00AM: Parade from Wing School to Town Hall along Water St. with the Sandwich Guards, 3rd Mass. Light Artillery Battery C, U.S. Sanitary Commission and other 1800s period re-enactors.
- 10 – 10:15AM: at Town Hall: Cape Cod Choral sings Civil War songs until the troops arrive.
- 10:15AM: Ceremony at Town Hall:
Dr. Jonathan Leonard III (portrayed by Jonathan Leonard VI) administers the Federal Oath of Office to the troops and swears the Sandwich Guards into federal service for 3 years.
Major Sylvanus Phinney, original owner of the Barnstable Patriot (portrayed by Rob Sennott, former owner of the Barnstable Patriot) gives the 5 minute address that was made in 1861
Captain Chipman (portrayed by Mike Welch) passes the flag that was given by Major Phinney to Lt. Kerns and makes acceptance remarks.The names of the 54 Sandwich soldiers who died from the war are read with a bell ringing ceremony.
Closing Ceremony with Cape Cod Choral singing of the Battle Hymn of the Republic
Troops march back to Camp Chipman (Wing School) bearing the company flag.
- 10AM – 4PM: Lions Club serving food at Wing School
- 11AM – 3PM: Horse-drawn Wagon being pulled by a team of white horses around the village.
- 11AM – 4PM: Back at Camp Chipman the troops perform drills and demonstrations. The 3rd Massachusetts Light Artillery will give canon firing demonstrations, Members from the US Sanitary Commission will have field tents and explain their role in the Civil War.
- Noon – 4PM: 19th century Quilt Show upstairs at Town Hall. 21 quilts will be on display with a musical background performance by Kristin and Brendan McGillicuddy on piano and violin. Also learn how quilts are made.
- 1PM – 2PM: Fiddler Denya LeVine plays 1800 era tunes at “Camp Chipman” (Wing School).
- 1:30PM – 3:30PM at Wing School: Old time Town Base Ball Game between the Mudville Base Ball Club and the Hingham Coopers.
- 2PM – 3PM: Tour of Burying Grounds on Grove Street by Jennifer Madden.
- 2:30PM – 3:30PM: Fiddler Denya LeVine plays 1800 era tunes at “Camp Chipman” (Wing School).
- 7 – 9PM: Contra Dance at Town Hall, complete with musicians and caller
Throughout the day: Notables from the past will visit the Village including glass owner Deming Jarves, sea going Hannah Rebecca Burgess, Capt. Edward Nichols and glass workers Billy Eaton, Mary Gregory and Dan Fogarty.
The Sandwich Glass Museum will tell the story of the Sandwich Glass Factory with glass blowing demonstrations, exhibits, pictures and vintage Sandwich glass.