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 new virtual exhibits featuring items from the archives. 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!
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: “12 Seconds of Silence” with Jamie Holmes
February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
12 SECONDS OF SILENCE
How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon
They were an unlikely wartime team, an eccentric and eclectic band of American physicists, engineers, inventors and everyday Joes and Janes. They worked in a secretive organization known only as Section T. Their mission: to build something that would help the Allies knock enemy airplanes out of the air. In a race against time and against overwhelming odds, the members of Section T developed one of the world’s first “smart” weapons. At first glance, it was a humble little fuse. However, their invention turned out to be not so humble. If fact, the “proximity fuse” was the sought-after holy grail. The technology would eventually save countless lives, rescue the city of London from the onslaught of a Nazi superweapon and help bring about the Axis defeat. While this is a largely untold and perhaps forgotten tale of wartime technology, back then military leaders knew one thing for sure. The atomic bomb ended the war, but the proximity fuse won it.
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