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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VIRTUAL TALK: “A Furious Sky: The Five Hundred Year History of America’s Hurricanes” with Eric Jay Dolin
August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFREE
A FURIOUS SKY:
The Five-Hundred-Year History of America’s Hurricane
Each year, hurricanes menace North America from June through November. Each one is as powerful as 10,000 nuclear bombs. Each one, from the nameless storms that threatened Columbus’s New World voyages, to the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 which had the highest death toll of any natural disaster in American history, has a story. They also have heroes, such as Benjamin Franklin who made important discoveries about these megastorms and Benito Vines, a nineteenth-century Jesuit priest who devised innovative methods for predicting them. They’ve also changed the course of the world. In the late 1500s, hurricanes prevented Spain from expanding its holdings in North America; they also helped shift the tide of the American Revolution. For centuries, we’ve learned to survive and adapt to these “local disasters.” But as the planet continues to warm, their impact can be more far-ranging than we yet know.
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(Sorry, no phone calls please. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all working remotely.)
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