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 FIRST First Ladies” with Michelle Coughlin
November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
THE FIRST FIRST LADIES
The Informal Political Power of Early American Women
During the 17th and early 18th centuries, social class was ever-so important. And, despite the entrenched tradition of patriarchy, high-ranking women could wield more power than lower-status men. Meet the first First Ladies. The wives of the governors of America’s original thirteen colonies were married to politics—literally and figuratively. Because of this, they were particularly well placed to leverage their talents, status and influence to achieve personal and public goals. Some helped turn political tides; other took public stands that had lasting social consequences. Despite cultural, regional, and generational differences, the colonial First Ladies shared a willingness to impact the world around them—and they did. This talk, based on Coughlin’s current book project, also explores the significant leadership roles Native American and African-American women played within their communities and beyond.
Michelle Marchetti Coughlin is the author of One Colonial Woman’s World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit (1673-1758) and Penelope Winslow: Plymouth Colony First Lady: Re-Imagining a Life. She serves on the board of the Abigail Adams Birthplace and as Museum Administrator of Boston’s Gibson House Museum. She maintains a website at www.onecolonialwomansworld.com.
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2020 WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE COMMEMORATION PROGRAMMING
“Gaining the Vote: The Road to Women’s Suffrage” Virtual Series
August 2020 marks the centennial of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women the right to vote. The Museums on the Green has been awarded a Discussion Grant from Mass Humanities/the National Endowment for the Humanities to support “Gaining the Vote: The Road to Women’s Suffrage,” a series of virtual talks and performances highlighting the long road to women’s suffrage. We’ll feature upcoming programs in our Calendar as they become available.
WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE RESOURCES
View our recommended reading and online resources lists related to American Women’s Suffrage.
UNTOLD TALES OF FALMOUTH: “Women Who Said ‘Why Not?'”