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: “Mayflower” with Nathaniel Philbrick
June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFREE
A Story of Courage, Community, and War
A 2007 Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History
The story of the Plymouth Colony began in peril and ended in war. When the Mayflower’s religious refugees arrived in Plymouth Harbor, the Native Americans were facing their own crisis. Diseases spread by European fisherman were killing them. In the beginning, the Wampanoag’s charismatic and calculating chief, Massasoit, and the Pilgrim’s pugnacious military officer, Miles Standish, maintained a fragile working relationship between the groups. But within decades, New England erupted into King Philip’s War, a savagely bloody conflict that nearly wiped-out English colonists and natives alike. This is a story of adventures and misadventures. Mistakes and missteps. Human actions and reactions. Religious extremism and racial hatred. Treachery, bribery, bungling, coverups, and constantly shifting alliances. The story of the Plymouth Colony spans almost six decades. This is the story you’ve never heard before.
In June 2020, a newly expanded trade paperback edition o of Mayflower was released to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s arrival in Plymouth.
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2021 Katharine Lee Bates Historian Award Recipient
The Falmouth Historical Society has chosen acclaimed historian and author Nathaniel Philbrick as the 2021 recipient of its Katharine Lee Bates Historian Award. The award honors educators, authors and chroniclers whose historical scholarship has enriched their communities, their states and their country. It is named for Falmouth’s beloved daughter who penned the poem, “America the Beautiful,” in 1893, now widely acclaimed as America’s hymn. Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award; Mayflower, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Valiant Ambition, winner of the George Washington Prize; Bunker Hill, winner of the New England Book Award; In the Hurricane’s Eye; Sea of Glory; The Last Stand; Why Read Moby Dick?; Away Off Shore; and Second Wind. Viking will publish Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy in September 2021. He lives on Nantucket.
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