Smythe & Bodfish Society (est. 2015)
Joined by their love of history, Falmouth and fine cigars, the Rev. Henry Herbert Smythe--the 46 year old Ohio resident who came to town in 1890 as rector of the new St. Barnabas Episcopal Church–and Robinson Crocker Bodfish–-the 80 year old descendant of three of Falmouth’s illustrious families–founded the Falmouth Historical Society. The documents they collected and their writings & files still form the core of the Historical Society’s archives.
To recognize individuals, families and businesses who appreciate the importance of preserving and sharing our collective history, the Falmouth Historical Society has established the Smythe & Bodfish Society. Those who want to be recognized for their support of the Falmouth Historical Society are invited to become members of Smythe & Bodfish. It is also possible that one or more persons might make a gift in honor of or in memory of a person with a passion for history so that the designee would be listed as a member of Smythe & Bodfish.
AThe minimum gift of a Smythe & Bodfish listing is $ 5000.00. Acknowledgement will be given at the Bodfish level for gifts in the amount of $ 5000.00 to $ 9999.00, and at the Smythe level for gifts of $ 10,000.00 and over. All members of the Smythe & Bodfish Society will be listed on a permanent plaque which will be displayed in the 1730 Conant House after the current restoration project is completed.
Gifts should be made payable to the “Falmouth Historical Society” with a notation for ‘Smythe & Bodfish Society’ and the name of the person(s) to be recognized. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. All gifts related to Smythe & Bodfish Society recognition shall be used in a manner consistent with the Historical Society’s charitable purposes.