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
Keep informed of all our programming by signing up for our newsletter. SIGN UP
VIRTUAL TALK: “The Kidnapping Club” with Jonathan Daniel Wells
July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10.00
THE KIDNAPPING CLUB
Wall Street, Slavery, and Resistance on the Eve of the Civil War
In our recent talk with Richard Bell, the author of “Stolen,” we learned about the Reverse Underground Railroad through the story of five young, free Black boys from Philadelphia. In 1825, the unsuspecting youth fell into the clutches of the most fearsome gang of kidnappers and slavers in the United States. Now, we’re heading east to Gotham. Home of the “The New York Kidnapping Club.” Although slavery had been outlawed in Gotham by the 1830s, this powerful network of judges, lawyers and police officers circumvented anti-slavery laws and sanctioned the kidnapping of free and fugitive African Americans. The group had the tacit support of institutions from Wall Street to Tammany Hall. Why? Their wealth depended on the Southern slave and cotton trade. This true story has plenty of villains. The heroes were a small cohort of abolitionists, including Black journalist David Ruggles. They were determined to change things and organized tirelessly for the rights of Black New Yorkers, often risking their lives in the process. While The Kidnapping Club is very much about power, greed and corruption, it’s also about resistance and the strength of Black activism.
PURCHASE THIS BOOK ONLINE FROM EIGHT COUSINS BOOKSTORE
REGISTER THROUGH EVENTBRITE
NONMEMBERS $10/MEMBERS $5
TO RECEIVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT:
Click on the registration link above to go to Eventbrite.
Click “REGISTER” on the Eventbrite page.
Click “ENTER PROMO CODE” on the next screen.
In the Promo Code field, enter the email address associated with your Museums on the Green membership, then click APPLY.
You will see a discount on your ORDER SUMMARY.
Click “CHECKOUT” to complete your transaction.
For assistance, email [email protected]
MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS