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: “Without Precedent” with Joel Richard Paul
May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10.00
Chief Justice John Marshall And His Times
He was born in Virginia in 1755. Although the rough-cut frontiersman had little formal education, he became one of the nation’s preeminent lawyers and politicians. Meet John Marshall. He was at the center of every political battle—from the nation’s founding in 1776 for the next 40 years. As Chief Justice of the United States–the longest-serving in history–he established the independence of the judiciary and the supremacy of the federal Constitution and courts. As the leading Federalist in Virginia, he rivaled his cousin Thomas Jefferson in influence. As a diplomat and secretary of state, he defended American sovereignty against France and Britain, counseled President John Adams, and supervised the construction of the city of Washington, DC. John Marshall guided the republic through its most formative years…perhaps more than any of our founding fathers.
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