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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“When Montezuma Met Cortes: The True Story of the Meeting That Changed History” with Matthew Restall
July 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
Here’s what most can agree on. On November 8, 1519, the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés first met Montezuma, the Aztec emperor, at the entrance to the capital city of Tenochtitlan. As the story goes, the bold and brilliant military genius and a few hundred plucky conquistadors overcame overwhelming odds to defeat the mighty Aztec empire and create a wave of colonial invasions across the hemisphere. But is that what really happened? In this sweeping revisionist account, Matthew Restall busts more than a few myths about this pivotal period in the history of the Americas.