Due to the pandemic, the Museums on the Green is currently closed to the public. However, we have created a dynamic new virtual series of talks with authors and historians (see what’s planned below) and a new virtual exhibit “Cash, Credit or Eels: Shopping Local in the 1820s” featuring new items from the archives each week. You can also read the latest issue of “Untold Tales of Falmouth” and catch up with previously published Tales here. Plus…there’s more to come!
We’ll announce the official opening for the 2020 season and additional programming here. We do not plan to host historic house tours or walking tours until mid-August 2020. Our historic trolley tours will not be held this year.
The Museums on the Green is also seeking submissions for its “Covid-19 Archives”. Individuals, businesses and groups are invited to submit journals, essays, poems, photographs, songs, videos and other items that illustrate what life has been like in Falmouth during the 2020 pandemic. Later, we’ll share these stories and artifacts with you–and preserve them for generations to come in our new archives collection. MORE INFO
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KATHARINE LEE BATES POETRY CONTEST READINGS Join our first-ever Virtual Poetry Fest! This year, we will celebrate everyone--six year olds to seniors-- who submitted original, unpublished poems. Many of the poets will read their own works; family members and friends will read others. This annual event is free and open to all. It was established over two decades ago to celebrate literacy, originality and creativity and to remember the Falmouth-born poet who wrote, among many other works, “America the Beautiful.”…Find out more »
VIRTUAL TALK: “The Pleasures of Age: Old Women and Political Power in the Women’s Suffrage Movement” with Corinne Field
THE PLEASURES OF AGE: Old Women and Political Power in the Women's Sufrage Movement On her seventieth birthday in 1885, suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton delivered a speech on "The Pleasures of Age". She declared that "fifty not fifteen is the heyday of woman's life." While touring the country in the 1870s, Sojourner Truth turned her embodied performance of old age into a political claim for financial reparations owed formerly enslaved people. By the 1890s,…Find out more »
CULT OF GLORY The Bold and Brutal History of the Texas Rangers Saddle up. We’re heading West for some Lone Star history. It’s 1823. Texas is still part of Mexico. And, this very wild and very violent frontier surely needs tamin’. Enter the Texas Rangers. Early on, the propertied power structures of Texas used this bold and brutal bunch as enforcers, protectors and officially sanctioned killers. They fought the fierce Comanches, chased outlaws, and served in the U.S. Army during…Find out more »
SUSAN B. ANTHONY Re-Enactor, Sheryl Faye This is going to be the best party ever. One of the most famous women in American history is celebrating her 200th birthday this year—and you’re invited. Susan B. Anthony was born February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. The famous social reformer and activist devoted her life to racial, gender and educational equality and played a prominent role in the women’s suffrage movement. We can only imagine the stories she’ll tell: perhaps she’ll share…Find out more »
THE SWORD AND THE SHIELD The Revolutionary Lives of Malcom X and Martin Luther King, Jr. "The Sword and the Shield" is a landmark. It is what happens when one of America's greatest historians of African America shines the same light on two of African America's greatest historical figures. Peniel Joseph deploys his supreme talents as a biographer and movement historian to interweave the world-shattering lives of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X."―Abram X. Kendi, author of "How to…Find out more »
VIRTUAL TALK: “Seducing and Killing Nazis: Dutch Resistance Heroines of World War II” with Sophie Poldermans
SEDUCING AND KILLING NAZIS Hannie, Truus and Freddie: Dutch Resistance Heroines of WWII This is the astonishing true story of three teenage Dutch girls, Hannie Schaft and sisters Truus and Freddie Oversteegen. When Nazi Germany invaded the Netherlands in World War II, they fought back. They found safe houses for Jewish children and gathered vital intelligence for the Resistance. They also seduced high-ranking Nazi officers, lured them into the woods and killed them. They did what they did "because it…Find out more »