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: “The Boston Massacre: A Family History” with Serena Zabin
November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
THE BOSTON MASSACRE: A FAMILY HISTORY
Fact. On a late winter evening in 1770, British soldiers shot and killed five local, unarmed citizens. However, from the very beginning, one fascinating truth has been obscured from this often-told story: the conflicts between the British troops and the increasingly rebellious colonists leading up to the historic event were not just political. They were also personal. Very personal. In an antagonistic 1768 decision by army officers, the first British troops sent to subdue the tax-resistant Bostonians were housed among them, making them neighbors. If that didn’t complicate things enough, the regimental wives and children that accompanied these armies were also a part of this mix. To stir things up even further, some soldiers married local lasses. Diary entries, personal letters to friends, fiery letters to newspapers, sarcastic ditties sung at social events, and court and church records expose the complex interactions which bonded and separated the residents of Boston and the soldiers encamped among them. As Zabin explores historical crannies others have ignored, we begin to see the intensely human sparks that fueled the American Revolution.
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