Friday, August 7: “Swinging on a Star”

Celebrate Summer at “Swinging on a Star!”Swinging on a Star

Join us on Friday, August 7 from 5:30 to 8 PM for “Swinging on a Star,” a cocktail party fundraiser to support Falmouth Museums on the Green. If you attended last year’s gala, you know this is a festive event not to be missed!

Solon Z and the Sapphires will once again wow with the Big Band sounds of the 1940s. Stroll about the campus while enjoying decadent offerings from Chef Roland’s Catering and pose for the pen of talented Boston and Cape Cod caricature artist Mark Penta. The event will also feature an exhibition of iconic 1940s fashion, a silent auction, and a raffle.

Some of our unique and exclusive auction items:

  • You and nine guests will enjoy a private wine tasting in your home donated by “The Wine Advisor”
  • Ellen Brodsky of Cape Cod Dance will instruct your group with a private salsa lesson in the Museums on the Green Cultural Center
  • Wine of the Month for a full year! Murphy’s Package Store will personally select a wine each month for you
  • Unleash the writer within! You and a group of friends will get in touch with your creative side with a writing workshop donated by Falmouth author T.M. Murphy


Tickets to the event are $65 per person, which includes one ticket to the cash bar. After that endless winter, we look forward to this stylish summer soirée!

We are grateful to our sponsors: Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank, Lawrence-Lynch Corporation, and Salt Pond Realty LLP. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Carolyn Tarr: 508-548-4857 ext. 20 or [email protected]

To purchase tickets for “Swinging on a Star”:

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August 13, 7 pm: J. David Markham lecture: “Napoleon”: POSTPONED

Napoleon.  The name has conjured up images for two centuries. The English viewed him as the Antichrist and the French experienced glory they had never known before. 2015 is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, and August 15 is the 246th anniversary of his birth. J. David Markham, President of the International Napoleonic Society, will discuss the life of the man who most historians agree was one of the most compelling and gifted military leaders of all time.  He was a political leader whose reign brought an end to the French Revolution and began a series of wars that changed the dynamics of European culture.  His life remains as compelling today as it was 200 years ago.

Want to run in the Falmouth Road Race August 16th? Here’s how!

Road Race 1Join our Road Race Team!

Were you or someone you know left out of this year’s Falmouth Road Race lottery? Well, you haven’t missed your chance! We still have a few spaces left on our Numbers for Nonprofits team.

By running on behalf of Falmouth Museums on the Green, home of the Falmouth Historical Society, you will not only enjoy participating in one of the world’s premier races, but also give back to the seaside town that makes it such a special event.

We pay the $150 registration fee and you commit to raising $750 by race day, August 16, through the online fundraising site, FirstGiving, at no cost to you. We will assist you with your goal through our website, social media, and e-newsletters. One hundred percent of proceeds will go to our mission of preserving and sharing the history of Falmouth and providing educational outreach to all the Falmouth Public Schools. The story of Falmouth begins here, but we can’t tell it without your help!

For more information, contact Sarah Murphy at 508-548-4857 ext. 21 or by email:[email protected]


Falmouth Road Race Spotlight: Meet Jason Stumpf


We are grateful to Jason Stumpf for joining our Numbers for Nonprofits team in this year’s New Balance Falmouth Road Race. Jason has agreed to raise a minimum of $750, which will go directly to Museums on the Green operations, enabling us to further our mission of preserving and celebrating the history of Falmouth and educating all ages about our rich heritage.  Help him reach, and hopefully surpass, his goal by visiting his FirstGiving ( page and making a donation today!

Jason is the head of the Humanities Department at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick. His ties to Falmouth run deep, as his wife, Margaret Funkhouser, grew up in West Falmouth. Margaret is also a member of the faculty at Walnut Hill, and they live on campus with their two boys, Jonas and Owen.