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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Retrospective:  Falmouth Hunkers Down in Response to Pandemic, Again

The Society continues to operate online during the pandemic.  Our volunteers are complying with orders to practice "social distancing" and stay at home.  We respond to emails and telephone calls.  We use Zoom to conduct board and committee meetings.

The 2020-21 Annual Meeting will be held online using Zoom on Tuesday, January 19th, at 7:00 p.m.  Anyone interested in the history of our town is welcome to attend.  The agenda includes:

  • A brief business meeting required by our bylaws
  • A quick review of our activities during the pandemic (and we've been doing a lot!)

This will be followed by two presentations:

  • The Proprietors Map will explain why the 1732 map of Ancient Falmouth at Falmouth Memorial Library is historically significant and how Osher Map Library's digital imaging of the map--plus making the digital map accessible online--has given a big boost to genealogical and property history research in Falmouth.
  • Bucknam Tavern tells the story of one of Falmouth's older buildings (explaining how we reconstructed the narrative from publicly accessible documents) and gives an update on the renovation now underway.

The two presentations are filled with tips and hints for those researching familiese or property in Falmouth.  The presentation slides will be posted online before the meeting. 

To join the meeting anytime after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, please click on this link:

      Meeting ID: 810 9043 1085, Passcode: 690731

If you encounter difficulties connecting on Tuesday evening, please call (207) 221-5180.

 Find Us

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

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Did you miss last year's annual meeting?  You can view the slides at: 2019 Annual Meeting

 Museum & Heritage Center Hours

Due to the pandemic, the Museum is closed to the public.  The safety of our volunteers and visitors comes first.  We will open the Museum only when we are confident it can be done safely.  This means waiting until the experts tell us the risk is low, our volunteers and buildings are ready under the new rules, and then visits will be “by appointment” to ensure compliance with the guidelines For more information, see: Reopening the Museum.

Only the museum is closed–the Society is still busy online. 

If you require access to an artifact or document in our collections, we can retrieve the object and make it available.  Please contact us at

Summer (To Be Determined)

  • Mondays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Museum is not open on federal holidays or election days.

The Museum is closed when either Falmouth schools or Falmouth town offices are closed due to inclement weather.  Check the WCSH or WGME web sites for weather closing notices.

Please call ahead (207) 781-4727 to confirm that the Museum is open.

Winter (November-April)

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.

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Upcoming events

02 Feb 2021 6:30 PM • Online via Zoom Meeting

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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