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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“King Philip’s War: the History and Legacy of America’s Forgotten Conflict” with Michael Tougias
May 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5.00
NOTE VENUE CHANGE: First Congregational Church, 68 Main Street, Falmouth
This largely-forgotten war was one of America’s first and costliest. It started in 1675 when the leader of the Wampanoag tribe began an uprising to take back some of the land the colonial settlers controlled. His native name was Metacom; the English called him Philip. Ironically, he was the son of Massasoit, the sachem who helped the pilgrims get established. Soon the Nipmucks and tribes along the Connecticut River joined the Wampanoags. Battles raged from Rhode Island to Maine. The colonists, not without losses, slaughtered thousands of natives, sold many into slavery in the West Indies and drove out the rest, clearing New England of its native populations. The victors even paraded King Philip’s head around the streets of Plymouth in a barbarous show of triumph. And, sadly, the terror continued. This war served as the brutal model for dealing with native people across the United States from that point on.