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Thornton W. Burgess Museum

4 Water Street (Route 130)
PO Box 972
Sandwich, MA 02563

  Burgess Museum Closing

We are sorry to report that the Thornton W. Burgess Museum is now closed to the public permanently at its old Sandwich Village location.  This was a most difficult decision for the Board to make, but one which was necessary for the fiscal health of the Burgess Society.

The building housing the museum is up for sale and the Society is unable to handle the necessary cost of first acquiring, then restoring and finally maintaining the structure.

Over the past years, many of the activities and programs of the Society once held at the museum have been moved to the Green Briar Nature Center.  This is a property the Society owns and has vastly improved since 2004

The closing of the old museum does not mean the Society will forget its namesake. Starting in 2014 one gallery at the Green Briar Nature Center will be converted into the Thornton Burgess room. Here exhibits and programs will continue to keep the legacy of this famous Sandwich native, author and naturalist alive and well.

For more details on the closing, please click here

 

 
 

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Thornton W. Burgess Society
6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508.888.6870