Preserving Falmouth's Heritage Falmouth Historical Society 





Welcome to The Falmouth Historical Society.  Preservation has been our mission since we were founded in 1966.  And it still is.   Our members volunteer their time to promote interest in the history of Falmouth, Maine, through our collections and outreach to the community.  We provide educational programs, assist with research into local families and history, and conduct tours of the Falmouth Heritage Museum.  The Society is a non-profit organization.


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Retrospective:  Falmouth Hunkers Down in Response to Pandemic, Again


The Society continues to operate online during the pandemic.  Our volunteers are complying with orders to practice "social distancing" and stay at home.  We respond to emails and telephone calls.  We use Zoom to conduct board and committee meetings.


The 2020-21 Annual Meeting was held online using Zoom on Tuesday, January 19th, at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting included:

  • A brief business meeting required by our bylaws
  • A quick review of our activities during the pandemic (and we've been doing a lot!)

This was followed by two presentations:

  • The Proprietors Map explained why the 1732 map of Ancient Falmouth at Falmouth Memorial Library is historically significant and how Osher Map Library's digital imaging of the map--plus making the digital map accessible online--has given a big boost to genealogical and property history research in Falmouth.
  • Bucknam Tavern told the story of one of Falmouth's older buildings (explaining how we reconstructed the narrative from publicly accessible documents) and gave an update on the renovation now underway.

The two presentations were filled with tips and hints for those researching families or property in Falmouth.  The presentation slides are posted online


 Find Us


The Falmouth Heritage Museum is at 60 Woods Road in Falmouth (just beyond the town transfer station). 


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You can also reach us at info@thefhs.org.


 Museum & Heritage Center Hours


Due to the pandemic, the Museum is closed to the public.  The safety of our volunteers and visitors comes first.  We will open the Museum only when we are confident it can be done safely.  This means waiting until the experts tell us the risk is low, our volunteers and buildings are ready under the new rules, and then visits will be “by appointment” to ensure compliance with the guidelines For more information, see: Reopening the Museum.


Only the museum is closed–the Society is still busy online. 


If you require access to an artifact or document in our collections, we can retrieve the object and make it available.  Please contact us at info@thefhs.org.



Summer (To Be Determined)

  • Mondays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Museum is not open on federal holidays or election days.

The Museum is closed when either Falmouth schools or Falmouth town offices are closed due to inclement weather.  Check the WCSH or WGME web sites for weather closing notices.

Please call ahead (207) 781-4727 to confirm that the Museum is open.


Winter (November-April)


The museum is closed due to the high cost of utilities and maintenance for a 19th century house during a Maine winter.  Safety of our visitors and volunteers is a concern—despite our best efforts to clear snow and ice, the area around the steps is often treacherous.


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Upcoming events

02 Feb 2021 6:30 PM • Online via Zoom Meeting

Falmouth Heritage Museum
60 Woods Road, Falmouth, Maine 04105
Telephone: (207) 781-4727
Email:
info@thefhs.org

Mailing Address
The Falmouth Historical Society
190 US Route One PMB 367
Falmouth, ME 04105


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