A Colonial Christmas

The Museums on the Green, along with the Falmouth Garden Club, will present “A Colonial Christmas” from Saturday, December 6th to Sunday, December 14.

The 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House will be decorated and complimentary tours of the venue will be held each day from 10 am to 2 pm.

Additionally, the house will be open from 5 pm to 8 pm on December 7th in conjunction with the Falmouth Town Green Tree Lighting.

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November 6: William Fowler discusses the French & Indian War

  • Wednesday, November 6th, 7:00 pm: Lecture: William Fowler, author of “Empires at War: The French and Indian War”, commemorating the 250th anniversary of the end of the war

On May 28, 1754, a group of militia and Indians led by twenty-two-year-old major George Washington surprised a camp of sleeping French soldiers near present-day Pittsburgh. Washington could not have known it, but the brief and deadly exchange of fire that ensued lit the match that, in Horace Walpole’s memorable phrase, would “set the world on fire.” The resultung French and Indian War in North America became part of the global conflict known as the Seven Years War, fought across Europe, India, and the East and West Indies. Before it ended, nearly one million men had died.
Empires at War captures the sweeping panorama of this first world war, especially in its descriptions of the strategy and intensity of the engagements in North America, many of them epic struggles between armies in the wilderness.

November 9: Military History Symposium

New England Military History Symposium, November 9, 2013:

A Variety of Topics on New England and American Military History, Honoring Those Who Served

Admission Begins 9:00 am

Admission: $ 15 for non-members

                     $ 10 for Falmouth Historical Society members and veterans

                     Active Military: FREE

                     Reservations Not Required

 SCHEDULE

9:00-9:30: Admission

 Speakers:

  • 9:30 am: Nina Zannieri, Paul Revere Memorial Association: The Grandsons of Paul Revere who fought and died in the Civil War
  • 10:15 am: Thomas Nester, Bridgewater State University: Butler and Banks: Massachusetts’ Notorious Political Generals in the Civil War”
  • 11:00 am: Anne Marie Reardon: Italian  WWII POW’s on Peddocks Island, Boston Harbor
  • 11:45: James F. Murphy: Korean War veteran, reading from “Chicken Soup for the Veteran’s Soul”” Freedom Village
  • 12:15-1:30: LUNCH BREAK (This is on your own and NOT part of the admission)
  • 1:30 pm: John Galluzzo: The History of Camp Edwards
  • 2:15 pm: Captain Connie Frizzell, Naval War College: “The Historical Uses of Cryptology”
  • 3:00: Michael Connelly, “The President’s Team: The 1963 Army-Navy Game and the JFK Assassination”