Friends of the Sandwich Town Archives Mission Statement

The purpose of the Friends of the Sandwich Town Archives, also known as FOSTA, is to provide funding support to the Archives for the preservation of the Town’s historical manuscripts and photographs and assist in various ways to extend the Town Archives’ usefulness and accessibility to the community.  The support includes programs, equipment purchases, environmental maintenance and fundraising for the Barbara Luksanen Gill annual scholarship.

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There are all sorts of ways that you can help!

Become a Member of the Friends! You can become a member of the Friends by printing this form and sending it or bringing it to the Library with cash or a check for $25.00 made payable to the Friends of the Sandwich Town Archives.  All contributions are tax deductible. 

Make a donation! FOSTA can now accept donations and Membership Fees using PayPal!

Or, if you wish to make a donation to the Friends of the Sandwich Town Archives in person, please contact Deborah Rich, Archivist, at 508-888-0625, ext. 302  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can also mail your donation to:

Friends of the Sandwich Town Archives (FOSTA) 142 Main St. Sandwich, MA 02563.

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Dodge Macknight Watercolor Reproductions in Two Sizes! 

The Friends of the Sandwich Town Archives is offering a giclee print of Dodge Macknight's Kitchen Garden watercolor. This is the first time this unique piece of art has been reproduced and offered to the public for purchase. The print will be made available in limited quantities as a fundraiser to support the Sandwich Town Archives. The reproduction will be offered in two different editions. There will be 200 16"x22" prints at a cost of $75.00 and 300 11"x15" prints at a cost of $50.00 each. The print would make an excellent Christmas gift. The prints will be available for purchase by mail and at lim at the library.  Payment is by check only. If you would like the print framed, the Friends of the Sandwich Town Archives has partnered with Picture This in Merchants' Square to offer a 20% discount on framing services.

Volunteer! Have some extra time on your hands? Help the Archives get online with several data entry projects. Visit Deborah Rich at the Archives to discuss your skills and availability. 

Board Members

The board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Sandwich Public Library Macknight Room

The 2018 board members are:

Kaethe Maguire, Chair

Joan Russell Osgood, Secretary

Susan Driscoll, Treasurer

Katharine Campbell, Sandwich Glass Museum

Barbara Luksanen Gill

Judy Casperson Hendy

Barbra Nadler

Barbara Bangs MacNeil

Deborah Rich, Sandwich Town Archivist

Taylor White, Sandwich Town Clerk

Ex Officio:  Joanne Lamothe, Director, Sandwich Public Library 

Contact Us! 

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

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