Sandwich Archives

Who We Are and What We Do

The Sandwich Town Archives is a place where the past and present come together.  Researchers will find records of historical significance and value, from Sandwich census information to old parchives clockostcards with Sandwich scenes.  There is a bit of history for everyone to glimpse, no matter what the interest.
The primary purpose of the Archives is to collect, maintain, preserve, and make available historic materials to researchers and anyone interested in local history.

Where and When

The Town Archives department is located in the the Sandwich Public Library. The e-mail for the archivist, Deborah Rich is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Archives is open for researchers by appointment only.

Schedule an appointment by calling 508-888-0625 ext. 2105 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Reference Librarian is available to assist with research in the Archives when the Archivist is unavailable.

Support the Archives 

Special projects for the Archives are funded primarily from Friends of the Sandwich Town Archives  (FOSTA) through their annual membership drive.  The Archives also participates in collaborative grant writing with the Sandwich Public Library.
We currently need to create databases for holdings, and convert photographs to a digital format.

Join the Friends of the Sandwich Town Archives (FOSTA)

To Donate Materials

The Sandwich Archives and Historical Center continues to collect materials that pertain to Sandwich and its people, past and present. 
Anyone wishing to donate family papers or photographs can contact the archivist, Deborah Rich.  All materials donated are preserved in acid-free folders and boxes.  Photographs are boxed in Mylar sleeves in acid-free folders for their protection.


Online Exhibits and Digital Collections

Sandwich High School Yearbooks

Sandwich High School Graduating Class Photos

Sandwich Postcard Collection

Sandwich Vital Records Online

Sandwich Neighborhoods Map - Thanks to the independent work of Mr. Conrad Ward.

17th Century Land Documents


Historic Newspapers

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The Friends of the Sandwich Town Archives website



FOSTA Presents

Tell me a Story - Interviews with Prominent Sandwich Citizen


Contact Us!

We would love to know what you think, and suggestions are always welcome. 
Email Deb at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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