October 21: Barbara Sillery, “The Haunting of Cape Cod and the Islands”

Tuesday, October 21st, 7pm: “The Haunting of Cape Cod and the Islands”

Encounter the friendly spirits and irritable phantoms of Cape Cod. Secret padded rooms, candles that relight themselves, and furniture that moves are only a few of the abnormalities to be discovered in the inns, restaurants, and private homes of Cape Cod. Ranging from whimsical to ominous, each ghost has its own story and family history. This collection includes the misfortunes of pirate captain Sam Bellamy, who died in one of the worst Cape storms to date. Using extensive interviews and research, author Barbara Sillery recounts both the written and oral spectral histories of each location.

Saturday, October 25: A Visit With the Night Watchman

The  Museums on the Green would like you to begin your Halloween weekend by visiting their haunted lair.  On Saturday, October 25th from 6 to 9 pm, you are cordially invited to make “A Visit with the Night Watchman”!

In the weeks prior to All Hallows Eve, spirits and memories come alive in old houses after dark.

Strange creatures inhabit the night, and only the Night Watchman has seen them!  Now, you can join the Night Watchman to see and learn what spirits lurk inside the 1790 Doctor Francis Wicks House.

 The Watchman’s tour is for adults and children over 6 years of age, accompanied by an adult.

Tours leave every 15 minutes and reservations are suggested.

 Prices: $ 6 adults, $ 5 children and senior citizens.

$ 20 per family (up to 4 people)

To make a reservation, call 508-548-4857 or email [email protected]. This event is rain or shine, and it is made possible through the assistance of Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Homes.

Saturday, November 8: Military History Symposium, 9 am to 1 pm

On Saturday, November 8th, beginning at 9 am and finishing by 1 pm, the Falmouth Museums on the Green, 55 Palmer Avenue, present a very special Veterans Day weekend event. To honor those who serve and have served in the United States Armed Forces, the Museums will play host to the South Shore Military History Roundtable’s annual symposium of American Military history, offering a variety of topics intended to engage the audience about our military past and heritage.

2014 Military History Symposium Speakers:

  • Lawrence Verria, author of “The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery Behind the Photo that Ended World War II”
  • Brad King, Executive Director of Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA: “The Dambusters of World War II”
  • Thomas Dresser, author of “Martha’s Vineyard in World War II”
  • Ronald Peterson, Secretary, Orleans Historical Society, “The Attack on Orleans During World War I”
  • James Ellis, author of “A Ruinous and Unhappy War: New England and the War of 1812”

  Admission to this program is $ 10 for Museums on the Green members and veterans; $ 15 for non-members.  Active military is free.  Reservations are not required.