FALMOUTH—The Falmouth Museums on the Green will host its annual Free Fun Friday event--with a patriotic twist--on July 6, from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. The day includes free admission to the Falmouth Historical Society’s properties and exhibits, plus special events planned for visitors of all ages.
Throughout the day, visitors will be able to Tour the Dr. Francis Wicks House (c. 1790) to see what life was like for a physician in a Federalist-era home, learn more about the town’s history through the “Falmouth: Changing with the Times” exhibit in the restored Conant House (c. 1730), and see souvenirs from whaling voyages in the Hallett Barn’s exhibit, “We Who Adventure Far.” Patriotic memorabilia and a collection of flags from several historical periods are also on display in the Cultural Center.
Visitors are also invited to stroll the grounds. A Colonial-style flower garden, an herb garden and a Memorial Park, maintained by The Falmouth Garden Club, are also part of the Museum’s campus.
Special Events include:
10:00-3:00 Tag Sale [Proceeds benefit the Museum’s educational programs.]
10:00-11:00 am The Bubble Guy will take bubble-making to the extreme.
11:00-3:00 Free red, white and blue ice cream from Smitty’s in Falmouth sweetens things up (while supply lasts!).
11:00 am-1:00 pm Yarmouth Port artist Ryan Cooper will demonstrate the traditional art of scrimshaw using centuries-old techniques popular with mariners.
1:30 pm Troy Clarkson and Bob Haskell will read the Declaration of Independence.
2:00 pm Falmouth native and author Tom Turkington will talk about his memoir “Before I Forget.”
“This event is a fun way to keep history alive and give back to the community,” said Executive Director Mark Schmidt.
The event is sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation and is part of its annual “Free Fun Fridays” program to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every week, beginning in June and running through August, ten different cultural destinations across the state offer free admission to all visitors. For information about other “Free Fun Fridays” participants on Cape and beyond, visit highlandstreet.org.
The Museums on the Green campus is located at 55 and 65 Palmer Avenue in Falmouth. For additional information, visit museumsonthegreen.org or call 508-548-4857, ext. 10.