From the Publisher:
Known as the place where glassblowers produced masterpieces for international markets in the 1800s and where some of New England's oldest homes still stand, Sandwich is a vibrant community rich in history. Founded in 1637, this gateway town to Cape Cod is actually a time capsule of the last four centuries, from prehistory, when it was the territory of the Native American Wampanoags, to the tourist destination and bedroom community of Boston and Providence it is today. In Sandwich: Cape Cod's Oldest Town, the reader will be taken on a historical journey to enchanting places, such as the Sandwich Glass Museum, featuring masterpieces from the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company of the mid-1800s, and Heritage Plantation's seventy-six acres of landscaped gardens and antique displays, including a working 1912 carousel. Visit the Green Briar Nature Center, which produces jam made by the sun; a museum featuring native son Thornton W. Burgess's "Briar Patch" children's stories; the venerable, classic saltbox-type Hoxie House, where life in those earliest years is re-created; and the Wing and Nye homesteads, which in summer represent several centuries of Sandwich culture and history.