Sturgis Library kicking off 150th anniversary

Celebrates William Sturgis' birthday on February 25th

William Sturgis Birthday and Open House

Saturday, February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

William Sturgis, the founder and original benefactor of Sturgis Library, was born on February 25th, 1782.  At this event we not only celebrate his birthday, but will officially kick off our  150th Anniversary celebration.  Sturgis Library opened its doors in August of 1867, and in 2017 we are celebrating 150 years of library service to the community.

The open house celebration will feature:

-An opportunity to gather together with friends, neighbors, Sturgis Library patrons, and members of the community
-Wine, soft drinks, and appetizers
-The debut of the Sturgis community family tree
-Exhibits of documents and photographs related to the history of Sturgis Library

In addition, students at the Sturgis Charter School (which is also named for William Sturgis) are creating a timeline/poster that will highlight important moments in William Sturgis's life.  The poster will include original drawings, paintings, and digital images, and will be exhibited at the Open House.

Students contributing to the timeline are:

-Lily Bergeron, Class of 2018 - East  (Pocasset)

-Caroline Dorfman, Class of 2018 - West  (Cotuit)

-Thomas Harris, Class of 2018 - East (Sandwich)

-Juan David (Alex) Marquez-White, Class of 2017 - East (Cataumet)

-Alex Scott, Class of 2018 - West ( Buzzards Bay)

-Jennifer Smith, Class of 2018 - East (Plymouth)


Faculty/Staff who assisted with the project are: 

-Xanthippi Abel, Art Teacher - East Campus

-Peter Richenburg, Art Teacher - West Campus

-William Mathews, Community Outreach Coordinator

-Marion Weeks, Community Outreach Coordinator


This event is open to the public and free of charge.  No need to register -- just stop in!  We look forward to seeing you there. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on