April marks the Falmouth Historical Society’s 50th birthday. The society was organized in 1966 by members of the board of directors and staff of Falmouth Memorial Library. Members and friends and past presidents of the society join me in wishing today’s society members a hearty, happy birthday.
Over the years, society offices and genealogical rooms have been located in the library and at the Whipple Farm House on the OceanView campus. Finally, the society has moved everything into its own home in the Falmouth Heritage Museum at 60 Woods Road.
This move began in late fall; only recently is everything settled and ready to receive visitors on Tuesday mornings from 9-noon. Adjacent to the museum is the Heritage Barn, which houses some great artifacts like the Reo Fire Wagon and many other surprises.
The society is most grateful to the town and its service clubs and churches, willing donors and hard-working members for making it possible to achieve a 50th birthday. In 2018 Falmouth will celebrate its 300th anniversary; the society stands ready to support this important event.
A thank you is also extended to those members of the society who volunteer their time to serve on the town’s tercentennial committee. As always, the society is preserving history for those creating history.
Carol Iverson Kauffman, past president
Falmouth Historical Society