Thornton W. Burgess Society

Thornton W. Burgess Society

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thornton W. Burgess Society

6 Discovery Hill Road (off Route 6A)
East Sandwich, MA 02537 | View on Google Maps
(508) 888-6870 | fax: (508) 888-1919
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The Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen is owned and operated by the Thornton W. Burgess Society, a non-profit educational organization founded in 1976 to carry on the pioneering conservation work of author/naturalist Thornton Burgess [1874-1965]. Burgess, who was born and grew up in Sandwich, went on to achieve national and international recognition for his children's stories of Peter Rabbit, Reddy Fox, Jimmy Skunk, Grandfather Frog and many other animal characters. His popular stories have taught generations of young people lessons of conservation and a love of wildlife. At its Green Briar Nature Center, the Burgess Society continues his work by providing year-round programs for children, families and adults. Visitors to the nature center enjoy the live animal exhibits, the changing gallery exhibits, the unique gift shop, the award-wining wildflower garden and the walking trails. The historic Jam Kitchen is a "living Museum," where visitors may observe the cooking process first-hand. Jam making workshops are also offered for the public on specific days with advance registration required. Under an agreement with the Massachusetts Division of Fishers and Wildlife, the Burgess Society manages the 133 acre East Sandwich Game Farm Property located off Route 6A. This beautiful and diverse area is used recreationally by the public for hiking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. The Burgess Society also used this property for many of its environmental education programs for children during the summer months. Membership in the Society is open to all. For further information, call 508-888-6870 or visit the website at www.thorntonburgess.org
Member Since: 1992
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 (Date: 4/20/2024)