On Friday, October 13th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the Museums on the Green will host its “Lucky 13th Beer B-Q”, featuring Cape Cod Beer, Cape Cod Winery, Sagamore Beach Barbecue and music from Crooked Coast! Inflatable Pubs Cape Cod will have their “Irish Pub” set up for you to enjoy, and people from all over the region are welcome to eat, drink and enjoy the music. The first 150 people to this 21 and over event will also get a keepsake beer glass, courtesy of Salt Pond Realty. To make a reservation, click on this link
Today, we remember William McComiskey, the first Falmouth serviceman to die in WWII. He left behind his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Foster McComiskey, two brothers, and four sisters. He was 27.
William grew up on Wild Harbor Road in North Falmouth, and attended Falmouth schools. Employed as a mechanic at Noye’s Garage in North Falmouth, he did odd jobs around town, but enlisted in the Navy on February 15, 1942. His name is listed on a marker in Honolulu Memorial Cemetery, along with thousands of others who were buried at sea or on remote islands. The woman in the photograph, which looks as if it could be Nobska Beach, was his girlfriend, Martha “Marty” Bragg; the photos were recently donated to Falmouth Historical Society by one of Martha’s descendants.
On this Memorial Day, as we should every day, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and those they left behind.
J. Robert Kershaw, a graduate of Falmouth’s Lawrence High School, was working as a gardener in Quissett when he found himself drafted by the army in 1917. He would later write a memoir about his wartime service. Check out our latest edition of Untold Tales of Falmouth to step back 100 years and relive the experiences of a Falmouth man sent to the trenches “over there.”
The Great War theme continues this season with our new exhibit, “The Doughboys Go to War,” on view in the Hallett Barn Visitor Center through November 17. Open M-F, 10-3; Sat, 10-1.