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: “In Search of a Kingdom” with Laurence Bergreen
June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10.00
IN SEARCH OF A KINGDOM
Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the Perilous Birth of the British Empire
The Spaniards called him “El Draque.” The dragon. The red-haired, hot-tempered Englishman was one of the most successful pirates ever to sail, making fortunes pillaging galleons laden with New World silver and gold. He was also the most wanted. King Philip II of Spain offered a reward of 20,000 ducats for his capture or death. (That’s about $8 million today.) But that was before Queen Elizabeth secretly dispatched him to circumnavigate the globe in 1580 on a part exploration, part raiding mission that reached Patagonia, the Pacific Coast of present-day California and Oregon, the Spice Islands, Java, and Africa. And that was before, the queen called up him once again to save England from the once-invincible Spanish Armada and spur the British Empire’s ascent. For Elizabeth, Drake made the impossible real. Together, they could transform a third-rate island kingdom into a global imperial power.
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