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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The Annual Meeting of the membership was held Wednesday, January 18th, at 7:00 p.m.

Our winter newsletter is out!

It was supposed to be a hybrid meeting.  We had everything set up at Falmouth Town Hall for our first in-person annual meeting in three years.

Due to a misunderstanding, we were unable to get into the building after-hours.  We hastily pivoted to an online-only meeting and are glad that so many were able to join us via Zoom.

Links to the slides, minutes, and speaker's notes can be found below under Recent Presentations.

If you missed our autumn  newsletter, here it is!


Give the gift of Falmouth History!

Shop at our online bookstore for pickup or delivery in Falmouth and nearby.  The Museum and Barn may be closed but our online bookstore is always open.


Consider a gift membership!   

Retrospective:  Remembering the Greatest Generation on Memorial Day

Recent Presentations:

   • An Early Falmouth Family (Slides and Speaker's Notes)
   • First Summer Colony (Slides and Speaker's Notes)
   • Annual Membership Meeting 2023
(Slides and Minutes)
   • Maps of Falmouth  (Slides and Speaker's Notes)
   Highlights from Acquisitions 2021  (Slides and Speaker's Notes)

   Historic Sites on the Foreside  (Slides and Speaker's Notes)

   Annual Membership Meeting 2022 (Slides and Minutes)

   Proprietors Map of 1732  (Slides)
   Bucknam Tavern  (Slides)
   Town History (Slides and Speaker's Notes)

 Find Us

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

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 Museum Hours

Winter (November-May)

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.

We are still busy online.  If there is something in our collections you would like to see, we can make that happen.

Summer (June-early October 2023)

    Most Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

      Upcoming events

      04 Apr 2023 6:30 PM • Online via Zoom Meeting

       Please support our generous sponsors!

       Sponsor logo: Majco Roofing
       Gold Sponsor

      Sponsor logo: Falmouth Lions Club

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      Silver Sponsor
       Sponsor logo: Bath Savings
      Silver Sponsor

      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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