Click on the links below for more information about holdings in the Museums’ archives.
Katharine Lee Bates: Read about the poet and her most famous work.
Bates was asked countless times to explain what inspired her poem. This is her reply.
A short summary of the poet’s life, in her own words.
W.H. Hewins: Town clerk from 1884 to 1934.
At age 84, he set down his memories of how the town looked in his boyhood. Let him show you the contrast between 1850 and 1924. (With annotations including many current street addresses.)
Third Mate Silas Jones found himself in command of the whaler Awashonks when Pacific Islanders killed the captain and first and second mates. Read about the most famous episode of Falmouth maritime history, and how Silas saved the day.