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: “Agent Jack” with Robert Hutton
May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10.00
The True Story of MI5’s Secret Nazi Hunter
Eric Roberts was a balding, seemingly inconsequential bank clerk from Cornwall, England. But, he had a winning smile and an uncanny ability to make people trust him. He also had an extraordinary amount of nerve—something you needed when you were a British spy. His code name was Agent Jack. Posing as Jack King, he helped uncover and neutralize the threat of fascism on British shores during WWII—which wasn’t as invisible as people thought at the time. In 2014, declassified MI5 files revealed the enemy—a very large enemy—was hiding in plain sight. Some were Germans living in Britain; most were ordinary British citizens—factory workers, office clerks, shopkeepers—who were willing to help and even risk their lives for the Nazi cause. Roberts’ assignment was to ferret them out and get them to spill their secrets–while keeping his own. In fact, his work was so secret and sensitive that even Winston Churchill didn’t have a clue who he was. Well, Agent Jack not only penetrated the Communist Party and the British Union of Fascists; he also played his greatest role for M15–Hitler’s man in London. It’s said that the transcripts of his eavesdropped conversations with these fanatics will make your hair stand on end.
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