Sun, December 13, 2020 - Tue, June 1, 2021
Small Museum Association 37th Annual Conference will be Virtual!
Out of an abundance of caution and an awareness that small museums need resources and want to share their experiences with others sooner than February, we have decided that rather than hold our beloved Small Museum Association Conference in person this year, we will be hosting a series of mini conferences in the form of interactive webinars. These will be about an hour long with time for questions, but if the discussion is lively, we can keep it going! ///// The theme for this year comes as no surprise: we want to talk about how small museum have or can respond to crisis with particular focus on the current health situation and on Black Lives Matter. However, a crisis may also be a flooded collections room, massive data loss, etc. We may even look to what museums have done in crises during decades past for inspiration or have a creative conversation about future crises and how to best to prepare. And how have museums preserved the memory of crises in the past? Whose narratives are presented and what objects are preserved? How should museums be recording this moment in history? ////// Our webinar series can be found on our website.
Wed, February 3 - Sun, June 13, 2021
Venue: Special Exhibition Gallery at the Museum
For centuries glassmakes have interpreted the animal kingdom in glass. From Ants to Zebras, the Sandwich Glass Museum will highlight their creations in the special exhibition, Glass Menagerie:A-Z. The exhibit features the works from our local glass artists, augmented by items from the Museum's collections, as well as a special loan from the New Bedford Museum of Glass, which has an outstanding collection of glass animals. These often whimsical and sometimes ractical creations entirely made of glass will sure to delight everyone. It is truly an enchanting time at the Sandwich Glass Museum.
$12 Adults, $2 Kids (6-14) Seniors $11. Handicap Accessible. Group rates available. Please check museum website for winter hours/schedules and holidays.
Wed, February 3 - Sun, June 13, 2021
Special Exhibit:Electric Garden of Unearthly Delights
Venue: Hirschmann Theater
The Sandwich Glass Museum is proud to present the special exhibition, Electric Garden of Unearthly Delights by glass artist Mundy Hepburn. Mundy takes blown glass forms and fills them with rare gas mixtures such as helium, neon, argon, krypton, and xenon. He activates the gas filled glass with high frequency static electricity causing them to come alive with a kaleidoscope of swirling patterns of multicolored light. The science behind Mundy's work is based on the same principle as television and fluorescent light. ///// A native of Connecticut, Mundy has made a living through glass art for over thirty years. his work has been exhibited in over thirty installations, and featured in five publications. A member of the Glass Art Society, Mundy has made a name for himself with a unique style of art - luminous glass. a pioneer in this art form, Mundy combines technology with art to create a new breed of moving, living art.
$12 Adults, $2 Kids (6-14), $11 Seniors. Handicap Accessible. check museum web site for Winter Hours and holidays.
Wed, February 3 - Sun, October 31, 2021
Fritz Glass: Featured Artist for 2021 in the Contemporary Gallery
Venue: Contemporary Gallery in the Museum
This year's featured artist is Fritz Lauenstein. He started blowing glass in 1974 at the Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine. He then attended Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont and the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Massachusetts. He moved to the Cape, where his family is from, and in 1990 set up his studio in Dennis Port where he has been designing both functional and decorative glass. His stunning creations include a wide variety of glass objects including spectacular marbles , paperweights, perfume bottles, jewelry, vases, and bowls to name but a few. His work has been shown and sole in Museums and over 200 galleries, predominantly in the United States. ///// He is one of the top marble makers in the country and in much demand by a vast international public. Additionally, some ornaments have graced the White House Christmas Tree! ///// Please check our museum website for hours, holidays and schedules. ///// Hours are 9:30am - 5:00pm
$12 Adults, $2 kids (6-14), $11 Seniors. Handicap accessible - check website for hours, holidays and schedules.
Sat, May 1 - Sat, May 29, 2021
MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 – Pillars to Pavers: Preservation in Alexandria, 10:00 AM:
Venue: Tours begin at the Lee-Fendall House at 10:00 AM every Saturday in May
Since the 1960s, the City of Alexandria has seen older buildings and spaces being restored, preserved, and reused in different ways. In honor of National Historic Preservation Month, explore the streets of Alexandria with stops to highlight how buildings have been preserved and adapted for future generations to enjoy. At two stops, Carlyle House and Lee-Fendall House, you will be able to enter spaces that are usually closed to the public. ////// . This tour includes walking over many city blocks, stairs, and access to confined spaces. Face masks and social distancing will be enforced and tours are limited to 8 people. Please dress appropriately for the terrain and weather.
Tickets are $25 per person.
Fri, May 14 - Sat, May 15, 2021
Florida Lighthouse Association SPRING MEMBERSHIP EVENT- JUPITER INLET LIGHTHOUSE
Saint Augustine, Florida
Our Spring Membership event will be held at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse on May 14 & 15 2021. Registration for both in person and virtual will be available soon.
Mon, May 17 - Fri, May 21, 2021
VIRTUAL National Genealogical Society 2021 Family History Conference
Learn new strategies, resources, records, and techniques to sharpen your family history skills at the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Family History Conference in 2021. Plans for NGS’s forty-third annual conference* include a full week of virtual events for individuals, societies, and organizations from 17-21 May 2021. NGS will feature days of great speakers, novel topics, live chat, Q&A time, a virtual expo hall, the NGS Awards announcements, drawings for genealogy-related prizes and more!