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: “Einstein’s War” with Matthew Stanley
September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$10.00
How Relativity Trimphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War
“Stanley is a storyteller par excellence.”–The Washington Post
The Great War, the industrialized slaughter that bled Europe from 1914 to 1918, shaped Albert Einstein’s life and work. Although he never held a rifle, he formulated the mind-bending theory of general relativity while blockaded—and literally starving–in Berlin. While some of his colleagues were fighting against rabid nationalism or inventing chemical warfare, Einstein was struggling to craft relativity and persuade the world that this complete revision of our conception of the universe was correct. Victory wasn’t easy on either front. Scientists seeking to confirm Einstein’s ideas were arrested as spies. Technical journals were banned as enemy propaganda. Colleagues died in the trenches. Einstein was separated from his most crucial ally, astronomer A. S. Eddington, by barbed wire and U-boats. Finally, in May of 1919, when Europe was still in chaos from the war, Eddington led a globe-spanning expedition to catch a fleeting solar eclipse. It was a rare opportunity to confirm Einstein’s bold prediction that light has weight. Many saw the result as the proof of relativity—which put Einstein on front pages around the world.
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