Spring is just around the corner here at the Falmouth Historical Society and with it comes new possibilities. The Society’s staff and volunteers have been hard at work with a new exhibition, Sales by the Sea: Historic Falmouth Businesses, which will open on Friday, May 12, 2023 at 4pm in the Cultural Center, the same day the museums open for seasonal tours. The Society has a full list of events this year of several book lectures, storytelling events, walking tours, specialty collection focused events, and children’s educational programs. From our object collection to the archives, the Society’s focus remains true to our mission collecting stories from Falmouth’s vibrant past and preserving them to share with the public.
In these endeavors, we need your continued support to meet the many financial challenges we face like other non-profits in our community. This past February we learned that one of our six heating and air conditioning units at the c. 1730 Conant House failed. This unit controls our precious archives and our introduction gallery. With the incoming summer heat and humidity, we are at a critical junction point in order to raise $15, 000 in funds to fix the unit and preserve the documents housed in the archives. Additionally, in our efforts to get a recent insurance appraisal of our buildings, our yearly rate increased by 48% percent to $19,741 as compared to last year’s total premium of $12,300, which was a significant hit for our daily operating budget.
There are so many wonderful things planned for our 2023 year, however, we need your help in order to help sustain our efforts and protect our vulnerable documents in the archives. If you value the Society, and how we share our collection in the community, there is no better time to give then now.
Every single dollar counts in this spring appeal; we value your support!
To donate online or for more information on our upcoming programs, exhibitions and more, please go to our website museumsonthegreen.org
Checks can be made out to: Falmouth Historical Society
PO Box 174
Falmouth, MA 02540