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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“New World, Inc.: The Making of America by England’s Merchant Adventurers” with John Butman
May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5.00
The venture was daunting. The motive was profit. Only those with an extraordinary appetite for risk need apply. Long before the Mayflower sailed (some seventy years prior, to be more exact), a small group of English merchants formed the world’s first joint-stock company. Its name–The Mysterie, Company, and Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers for the Discovery of Regions, Dominions, Islands, and Places Unknown–was as formidable as its purpose: to seek new markets and trading partners for England, a small and relatively insignificant kingdom on the periphery of Europe. The silks and exotic luxuries of Cathay-China lured them east. But the merchant adventurers eventually turned west and began a new chapter in world history, marked by innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit that continues today.