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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    Upcoming Events

    05 Dec 2023 6:30 PM • Online via Zoom Meeting
    16 Jan 2024 7:00 PM • Falmouth Town Hall and Online via Zoom Meeting

    Recent Activity

    Annual Meeting


    2023 Annual Meeting Documents

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

    Our autumn newsletter is out!  New!

    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.

      Spring 2023 Newsletter

    If you missed our spring newsletter, here it is!


       •  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)

         Town History (Slides and Speaker's Notes)

       •  Annual Membership Meeting 2023 (Slides and Minutes)

         Annual Membership Meeting 2022 (Slides and Minutes)


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

       •  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

    Notice: Closed for WinterWinter (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.

    Until the Museum reopens next spring, our volunteers are busy online responding to requests from our community.  If there is something in our collections you would like to see, we can make that happen.

    Summer (May-October)

    The Museum and Barn at 60 Woods Road in Falmouth is open 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on most Tuesdays, or by appointment

     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

     Please support our generous sponsors!
     Sponsor logo: Falmouth Lions Club  

    Sponsor logo: Majco Roofing

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    Sponsor logo: Bath Savings  
    Bronze 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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