The Green Briar Jam Kitchen had open houses last month during the holiday season and never having been there we decided to check it out. I'm glad we went because for some reason the Trustees allowed the Museum of Natural History in Brewster to obtain Green Briar. Everything is probably going to change now which is very unfortunate. Sandwich is home to author Thornton W. Burgess who wrote charming children's stories about animals. Heavily influenced by Beatrix Potter, he also named one of his characters 'Peter Rabbit'. I'm still not clear if he lived in this house at one time or nearby it. There used to be a museum downtown on the pond but it closed a few years ago. I assume the displays in here probably were moved from the museum.
Peter Rabbit weathervane.
Very festive for Christmas. I've spent Christmas in different places, and no one does 'quaint, nostalgic, Victorian, colonial' quite like Sandwich.
One of the people that worked in the gift shop told me to take as many pics as I wanted because things were likely to change and not for the better, due to that merger.
Library where you can grab a book to read. I'm not sure if they can be checked out.
In the 1970s, Pairpoint Glass in Sagamore started making TWB cup plates. Everyone collected them. My parents had a ton in all different colours.
There are 2 real and working bee hives in one of the rooms.
The jam kitchen.
In the giftshop
Then we walked out to the pond in back.
We were so glad we went to see it! We got some jam and of course I had to snag a couple postcards and fridge magnet.
We were still waiting for it to get dark so we drove over to the Wing Fort House near Spring Hill, yet another historic landmark that we've never paid much attention to before.
The Wing family was one of the prominent settlers. The town was founded in 1637 and this house was built in 1641.
Jam! Blueberry and Strawberry from Green Briar, and the beach plum jelly I got at Crow Farm.