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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“Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?: Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson and the Fight for the Right to Vote” with Tina Cassidy
September 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$10.00
The day before Woodrow Wilson took the presidential oath of office in 1913, he expected a throng of onlookers when he arrived in Washington. He was upstaged by one woman–twenty-five-year old Alice Paul—and 8,000 suffragists, who marched with banners and floats down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. A half million spectators, supporters and detractors watched. The New York Times called it “one of the most impressively beautiful spectacles ever staged in this country.” The new president called the spectacle’s organizer for a one-on-one meeting. It was the first of many discussions between the two, but none led to equality. In 1917, Paul and over 1,000 “Silent Sentinels” began picketing the White House. The Washington Post reported that their goal was to make it “impossible for the President to enter or leave the White House without encountering a sentinel bearing some device pleading the suffrage cause.” One of those signs read, “Mr. President, How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty?” Well, they waited until June 4, 1919 when the 19th Amendment passed Congress. Now, a century later, this compelling book weaves together two storylines: the little-known suffragette and the well-known president. While they seemed to be complete opposites, they actually had more in common that either could imagine.