Preserving Falmouth's Heritage The 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 Museum and Barn have reopened for the seasonPublic hours are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  (We are opening an hour later this summer due to schedule conflicts).

  Museum with flag at half-staff

    Upcoming Events

    16 Jul 2024 10:00 AM • Falmouth Heritage Museum
    16 Jul 2024 1:15 PM • OceanView, 20 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth
    23 Jul 2024 10:00 AM • Falmouth Heritage Museum
    30 Jul 2024 10:00 AM • Falmouth Heritage Museum
    06 Aug 2024 10:00 AM • Falmouth Heritage Museum

    Recent Activity

    Annual Meeting   Newsletters

    Rich Meserve (left) managing the Zoom meeting.  Betsy Whitcomb (center) and Sue Farnham (right) speaking about the history of Mast Road.

      Spring 2024 Newsletter 
    Our spring newsletter is out!  New!

    This year's Annual Meeting was held in-person and online in the Council Chambers at Falmouth Town Hall on Tuesday, January 23rd, at 7:00 p.m.

    Links to the slides for the Annual Membership Meeting and the two presentations (Falmouth's Western Frontier and The Story Begins with a Sword) are below under Presentations.  You can also view the full slide deck and the full minutes/speaker's notes containing all three.  Minutes and speaker's notes will be posted when approved by the Board.

      Winter 2024 Newsletter

    If you missed our winter newsletter, here it is!

    Other recent newsletters can be found here.


       •  Falmouth's Western Frontier (Slides and Speaker's Notes New!

       •  The Story Begins with a Sword (Slides and Speaker's Notes New!

       •  An Early Falmouth Family (Slides and Speaker's Notes)

       •  First Summer Colony (Slides and Speaker's Notes)

       •  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)

         Proprietors Map of 1732  (Slides)

         Bucknam Tavern  (Slides)

         A Marriage Made in Boston (Slides)

         Tidewater Farm (Slides)

         Town History (Slides and Speaker's Notes)

       •  Annual Membership Meeting 2024 (Slides and Minutes New!

       •  Annual Membership Meeting 2023 (Slides and Minutes)

         Annual Membership Meeting 2022 (Slides and Minutes)


       •  Remembering One Who Fell in the "Forgotten War"

       •  Remembering One Who “Gave the Last Full Measure of Devotion” 

       •  Remembering the Greatest Generation on Memorial Day

       •  Maine’s First Newspaper Tells Us About Life in Falmouth Two Centuries Ago

       •  Two Pictures Recall the Life of a Falmouth Schoolmaster

       •  Falmouth Hunkers Down in Response to Pandemic, Again

       •  Falmouth in 1820

    Falmouth Heritage Museum

     Find Us

    The Falmouth Heritage Museum is at 60 Woods Road in Falmouth (just beyond the town transfer station).   Click on map to enlarge.

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        Map showing location of Falmouth Heritage Museum
     Museum Hours

    Summer (June-October)

    The Museum and Barn at 60 Woods Road in Falmouth is open 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on most Tuesdays, or by appointment 

    Winter (October-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.

     Falmouth Heritage Bookstore

    Give the gift of Falmouth History!

    New!  Shop at our online bookstore for local pickup or delivery in Maine and New Hampshire. Our online bookstore is always open.

    Consider a gift membership!  

     The Falmouth Heritage Bookstore

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

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

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