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: “Stolen” with Richard Bell
June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
Five Free Boys Kidnapped Into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home
Imagine this: a Reverse Underground Railroad, a black market network of human traffickers and slave traders who stole thousands of legally free African Americans from their families in order to fuel slavery’s rapid expansion in the Antebellum South. It happened in Philadelphia. In 1825, five young, free black boys fell into the clutches of the most fearsome gang of kidnappers and slavers in the United States. They were lured onto a small ship with the promise of food and pay. Instead, they met with blindfolds, ropes, and knives. Over four long months, their kidnappers drove them overland into the Cotton Kingdom to be sold as slaves. Determined to resist, the boys formed a tight brotherhood as they struggled to free themselves and find their way home. This heartbreaking account reveals the atrocities of slavery, the fragility of freedom, and the power of the human spirit to resist.
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