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The Falmouth Heritage Museum- Reopening the Museum

Updated July 2021

The Falmouth Heritage Museum has re-opened to the public.  It is open on Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., July through October.  It is also open to visitors by appointment.

Our volunteers are fully vaccinated and will wear masks in the Museum.  Visitors to the Museum must wear masks and socially distance.

Why is the Society requiring masks and social distancing in the Museum?

After reviewing guidance for public access to public and community buildings during July meeting of the Society's Board of Directors, the consensus was to adopt a conservative approach.  Three factors drove this decision:

  • The Falmouth Heritage Museum is a small 19th century farmhouse with poor ventilation.  To improve airflow, we will use window fans to push fresh air through the first-floor spaces.
  • Many of our volunteers and visitors are in higher risk categories, or have family members who are—it’s just the nature of town historical societies.
  • Covid vaccines administered in Maine are less effective against emerging variants of the Coronavirus.  While neither the US nor Maine CDC have re-instituted orders to mask and socially distance, some authorities recommend these precautions for people with risk factors while in enclosed areas.

The safety of our volunteers and visitors comes first.  The Board believes we can safely re-open by taking these extra precautions.  Masks are not required outdoors or in the barn.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (207) 781-4727 or

Falmouth Heritage Museum
60 Woods Road, Falmouth, Maine 04105
Telephone: (207) 781-4727

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

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