Exhibits at the Museums on the Green


Here are some of the exhibitions held at the Museums on the Green

Circa 1870-The Victorian Age in Falmouth

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With the arrival of rail travel to Falmouth in the 1870s, the town experienced a jump in tourism.  Wealthy Bostonians and New Yorkers flooded to Cape Cod for the scenery and the fresh air.  The Victorian era marks the beginnings of Falmouth’s present day role as a summer holiday destination.  Featuring everything from hair crimpers to bloomers, this exhibition highlights items from the Museum’s vast Victorian collection featuring exquisite clothing, furniture, and decorative items.  Come see how Cape Codders—tourists and locals alike—lived in the late 1800s and early 1900s.


The Home Front–Falmouth During World War IICamp Edwards

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The town of Falmouth changed from a sleepy Cape town to a bustling community filled with people from all across the country.  The rise of Camp Edwards changed how Cape Cod was populated and how it conducted itself.  Learn more about that by clicking on the video.



Voice of the Tide: The Life and Times of Katharine Lee Bates

Falmouth’s most famous daughter, Katharine Lee Bates, is most well known for her poem “America the Beautiful”. Through ephemera, childhood writings, photographs and more, this exhibit provides an introduction to the woman behind the poem–a spunky, passionate, patriotic intellectual. In her life as a writer, editor and teacher at Wellesley College, she carved out her own path–one that was surprising and unorthodox for a woman of her time.



Whaling Exhibits

Falmouth was a whaling port from 1820 to 1864. During that period, thirteen whaleships sailed from Falmouth for at least 51 voyages. Whaling dominated the town’s economy for much of the 19th century, shifting it away from a predominantly agricultural economy. This exhibition celebrates Falmouth’s whaling men and women with their souvenirs and tales of adventure & exotic places.