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: Demagogue: “The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy” with Larry Tye
October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm$10.00
The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy
He’s been called the most dangerous demagogue in American history. Perhaps no other man has caused so much damage in such a short time. When Joe McCarthy finally made it to the Senate, he flailed around in search of an agenda. Finally, after three years, he hit upon one: anti-communism. By recklessly charging everyone from George Marshall to much of the State Department with treason, he whipped the nation into a frenzy of paranoia, accusations, loyalty oaths and terror. He destroyed many careers–even entire lives. When the public finally turned on him, he came crashing down, dying of alcoholism in 1957. With exclusive access to McCarthy’s personal and professional papers, medical and military records, and recently unsealed transcripts of his closed-door Congressional hearings, bestselling author Larry Tye reveals the chaotic, meteoric rise and ultimate fall of one of the most influential and controversial men in American history.
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