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: “Fire and Fortitude” with John C. McManus
July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFREE
FIRE AND FORTITUDE
The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943
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While the Marines are celebrated as the victors of the Pacific, the often unsung Army soldiers did most of the fighting—and dying—in the war against Japan. This is their story. It starts with Pearl Harbor, a rude awakening for a military woefully unprepared for war. It ends with Makin, a sliver of coral reef where the increasingly desperate Japanese tested the army’s might. In the two years of punishing combat between, the Army transformed, at times unsteadily, from an undertrained garrison force into an unstoppable juggernaut. The generals—military autocrat Douglas MacArthur, brilliant Robert Eichelber, prickly “Vinegar Joe” Stillwell, and German-born officer Walter Krueger are at the pinnacle of this richly told story. But the voices of the Army grunts who endured stifling temperatures, apocalyptic tropical storms, rampant malaria, and a fanatical enemy bent on total destruction are not lost in this compelling and bold account of a war that reshaped our military and turned American from an inward-looking nation into a global superpower.
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(Sorry, no phone calls please. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all working remotely.)
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