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Earth Day 2024

MONDAY, APRIL 22ND 9AM -12PM Come celebrate Earth Day with us! Help beautify the grounds that created the backdrop & inspiration for the world of Thornton Burgess and his stories.

  • Story Time

    Join Shirley Stolte SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH 10AM for stories written by renowned children's author, Thornton Burgess, highlighting the many animal characters he made famous.

  • Independent Bookstore Day

    SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH 9AM-5PM at TITCOMB'S BOOK SHOP celebrate beloved Sandwich children’s author and naturalist Thornton W. Burgess with themed activities for families.

  • Green Meadow Forest

    MOST SATURDAYS THIS SPRING Visit the storybook world of Peter Cottontail & friends that internationally known children’s author Thornton W. Burgess created.

  • KidSummer

    Come seek adventures in nature, art & science at the Green Briar Nature Center! SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

  • Jam Classes

    Join Emalee Pierce in the historic 1903 Green Briar Jam Kitchen and make your own batch of something special to take home and enjoy.

  • Bluebell Tea & Garden Tour

    Join us TUESDAY, MAY 14TH @PM and enjoy a guided tour of the Shirley Cross Wildflower Garden with an emphasis on Bluebells then catered tea inside the historic jam kitchen home.

  • 150th Birthday Commemorative Quilt Drawing

    Created by Master Quilters Liz Henry & Shirley Ladetto of Bourne using historic 1930s Ruby McKim patterns, the quilt will be on display in the Sandwich Public Library lobby.

  • 150th Celebration: Events

    Join us around Sandwich for events celebrating the 150th birthday of Thornton W. Burgess!

  • 150th Brick Walkway Fundraiser

    We're launching a special brick fundraising campaign to honor this beloved author and naturalist. Your contribution will become a lasting part of our commemorative project.

  • Mercantile

    Visit the Mercantile for gifts, Burgess titles, linens, and our jams & jellies. Tuesdays-Saturdays and Sundays by chance.

  • Collections

    Browse a portion of our extensive collection online! More is being added regularly as we build out our database to include every object in the collection so check back often.

  • An author remembers...

    Nature's Ambassador was released 10 years ago. Here is Christie Palmer Lowrance's memory of the launch as we work on remembering the 150th anniversary of Burgess's birth in 2024.

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