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: “Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads and the Making of Modern America” with Michael Hiltzik
December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America
In 1869, when the final spike was driven into the Transcontinental Railroad, few were prepared for its seismic aftershocks. America’s railways, once a hodgepodge of short, squabbling lines, soon exploded into a titanic industry helmed by speculators, crooks, and visionaries. Empire builders like Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, J. P. Morgan, and E. H. Harriman competed viciously. They transformed the nation’s geography. They sparked stock market frenzies, panics, and crashes. And they provoked strikes that upended the relationship between management and labor. The intense competition culminated in a ferocious two-man battle that shook the nation’s financial markets to their foundations and produced dramatic, lasting changes in the interplay of business and government. For four decades some of the most iconic figures of the Gilded Age drove the country into the twentieth century—and almost sent it off the rails.
Columnist and reporter Michael A. Hiltzik has written extensively for the Los Angeles Times. In 1999, he won a beat reporting Pulitzer Prize for co-writing a series of articles with Chuck Philips about corruption in the music industry.
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