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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VIRTUAL TALK: “Coast to Coast in 48 Hours” with Anne Barrett
June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFREE
COAST TO COAST IN 48 HOURS
On July 7, 1929, Charles Lindbergh’s dream of coast-to-coast travel came true. That’s when Transcontinental Air Transport (T.A.T.) began providing passenger service between New York and Los Angeles using airplanes by day and trains by night. The ambitious trip across the country on what would become known as the “The Lindberg Line” took 48 hours, cutting the 72 hour travel time by rail alone by two-thirds. A one-way ticket cost $338, more than half the price of a new Ford Model A or a Chevrolet Coach. As you can imagine, only a select few passengers–most of them well-to-do–embarked on the inaugural journey. However, Anne Barrett’s great aunt Grace was one of them, and she kept a diary of her experience. So don’t get left on the runway. This is a very rare look at the historic flight which marked the dawn of commercial passenger travel.
“I am simply amazed at the detail that has gone into this TAT line. They give so much care to comfort and luxuries… And an aero-car to take you from plane to train for your night rides… And a map given to each passenger so he may study the country.” — Anne Lindbergh
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(Sorry, no phone calls please. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all working remotely.)
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