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: “America the Ingenious” with Kevin Baker
July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFREE
AMERICA THE INGENIOUS
How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World
The skyscraper and subway car. The telephone and telegraph. The safety elevator and the safety pin. All made in America. Not to mention the microprocessor, amusement park, MRI, supermarket, Pennsylvania rifle, or that magnificent Golden Gate Bridge. Without doubt, America is a nation of inventors, tinkerers, researchers, and adventurers. People like the Edisons, the Bells, and the Carnegies–plus less celebrated folks like Youphes and Loeb Strauss, two Jewish immigrants from Germany who turned our world blue–as in blue jeans. Or Philo Farnsworth, who upended communications forever with his little invention: television. Meet well-known and little-known dreamers who searched for–and found–the next big thing, making America great again..and again…and again.
FREE EVENT/PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
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