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: “No Useless Mouth” with Rachel Herrmann
November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm$10.00
NO USELESS MOUTH:
Waging War and Fighting Hunger in the American Revolution
In the era of the American Revolution, guns weren’t the only weapons of war. Hunger was also at the center of every power struggle. In peaceful times, gifts of food, ceremonial feasts and a shared experience of hunger were part of the diplomacy between the British, Patriots and Native Americans. However, when diplomacy failed, food became a powerful tool of warfare. Native Americans asserted authority by destroying food stores and cutting off supply chains. Black colonists also stole and destroyed food to ward off hunger and carve out tenuous spaces of freedom. However, because white British and United State officials were best equipped at the politics of food, the others not only lost the battle against hunger, but also the larger struggle for power. By exploring three interrelated behaviors—food diplomacy, victual imperialism, and victual warfare—during this turbulent period in history, you’ll never look at warfare, or food, in quite the same way again.
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