Special Exhibit- A Pinch of Salt
Dates vary between April 3, 2023 - December 30, 2023
- 129 Main Street, Sandwich, 02563
- Dates: Dates vary between April 3, 2023 - December 30, 2023
- Location: Sandwich Glass Museum
- Price: $12.00 for adults, $11.00 for 65+, $2.00 for children 6-14, free for ages 5 and under
The Sandwich Glass Museum is pleased to present “Pinch of Salt”, an exhibition through which Guest Curator Maria Martell shares her extensive collection of vintage “Salts”, many made by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company here in Sandwich, MA. Through the ages, salt was used for food preservation and as a commodity to trade. Just as there were spice and silk routes, salt routes developed as important networks for commerce and cultural exchange. Salt was coveted, hoarded, searched for, traded for, and fought over. It is not surprising that " Salts ", small vessels used to contain this valuable mineral, were creatively fashioned and cherished items of daily use at the dining table well into the 20th century.