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: “In the Wake of the Mayflower: The First Encounter” with Karen Rinaldo and Kevin Doyle
November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
IN THE WAKE OF THE MAYFLOWER
The First Encounter
In the Wake of the Mayflower is the story of life after the Mayflower’s arrival–from The First Encounter through the 50 years of peace that ended with King Philip’s War. It highlights the mutually-dependent relationship between the Pilgrims and the indigenous Wampanoags, documented in Karen Rinaldo’s depiction of “The First Thanksgiving /1621.” This painting has been met with critical acclaim by historians, the National Park Service and Wampanoag leaders for its positive eye on the first decade of this “New World.”
The painting, a commission from the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (the Pilgrims Church), was designated a “Gift to the Nation.” It was the inspiration for the book. The National Museum of Illustration in Newport, RI, requested a reproduction of the 1621 painting and the original artwork for the cover of the book to include in a 2021 exhibit titled “Equality for All.”
Karen Rinaldo and Kevin M. Doyle, two lovers of history, collaborated to create the book with information collected over a span of 50 years. Their research of the 1621 painting directly influenced the authors; the 400th Commemoration of the Mayflower impacted the timing.
Karen is a visual historian whose work has been shown at Plimoth Plantation. Kevin writes and lectures on historic places and events. In the Wake of the Mayflower is written in a vignette style and features lesser-known facts about the Pilgrim’s adventure and brief histories of all 15 Cape Cod towns.
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