Falmouth Museums on the Green open their 2013 season on May 11. We'll be excited to see the exhibit "A Plate Full of History", which details Falmouth's history as the third largest whaling port on the east coast during the 19th century. The exhibit notes that during the whaling boom, more than half the male residents of Falmouth were involved in whaling in one way or another. In fact, entire families, such as the Lawrence family, were devoted to the trade. It was not unheard of for women and children to accompany their husbands on a whaling voyage. Many of our guests have been fascinated to read "The Captain's Best Mate", which chronicles the travels of Mary Chipman Lawrence (Tom's aunt) and her young daughter who joined Mary's husband, Samuel Lawrence, at sea for three and a half years.
The Museums are open Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM and Saturday, 10 AM to 1 PM.