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: “Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror” with W. Scott Poole
October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror
The War to End all Wars remade the world’s map and created new global powers. It also brought destruction and carnage no one had ever seen before. The apocalyptic-like world of 1918 was nothing like the world of 1914. Four years of machine guns, poison gas and mortar shells wrought a new reign of suffering and terror. Millions were injured. Millions more were killed. By war’s end, its horrors had crept into the world’s collective psyche and changed everything. Including the arts. Major horror films, like J ’accuse (1919), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), and Nosferatu (1922) all appeared within a few years after the war. Almost all were produced, directed and written by veterans who had seen the worst firsthand. The same darkness also crept into literature and other artistic references. In this fascinating book, the historian and Bram Stoker Award nominee looks at how the horror genre slowly evolved and took shape because of the fears of a generation ruined by war.
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