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Foul Mouth

August 29, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Foul Mouth by artist Jenny Fragosa will be on exhibit at the Falmouth Museums on the Green from August 29th through October 11th. A fun play on words in the title of the exhibit which is based on a look back at history in the town of Falmouth.

Falmouth Historic Walk

August 28, 2014 by Trish Robinson

A Falmouth historic walk is enhanced this year with the beautiful ceramic birdhouses created by Falmouth High School students in collaboration with the Falmouth Museums on the Green.Falmouth High School Ceramic Birdhouses at Highfield Hall This is a self guided tour through historic Falmouth Village and 28 different homes have these unique birdhouses located in trees in their front yards. Each of the birdhouses was painstakingly created and inspired by architectural, cultural or historic significance of the particular house they selected.

The Captain’s Manor Inn is proud to be a part of this endeavor. We are listed as number 12 on the tour and are under the name of Mostly Hall. The Inn was dubbed Mostly Hall back in the 1800’s when a young man visiting the home with his mother said “look ma, it’s mostly hall” upon stepping into the grande entrance. The name became part of town lore and the house is actually on the National Historic Registry under the name of Mostly Hall.

We share some pictures below and a video of students who made a birdhouse: http://youtu.be/BoNLHNVH2OM

Captain's Manor Inn ceramic birdhouseTo the left is a picture of the ceramic birdhouse for Consider Hatch house's ceramic birdhouse

The Captain’s Manor Inn (aka Mostly Hall)

and to the right is the ceramic birdhouse for

the Consider Hatch house. Below is a picture

of the ceramic birdhouse for St. Barnabas

Church.St. Barnabas ceramic birdhouse made by Falmouth high school students

Expressions in Stitches, Then and Now

July 4, 2014 by Trish Robinson

 

Expressions in Stitches, Then and Now by artist Salley Mavor will be on exhibit at the Falmouth Museums on the Green from July 4th through August 18th.

Walking Tour of Falmouth@Falmouth Museums on the Green

June 24, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Enjoy a walking tour of Falmouth and learn about famous events and people that impacted this seaside village.

Tea with Shirah Neumann

May 10, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Tea with Shirah Neumann will be held at the Falmouth Museums on the Green where you have the chance to talk about the Small Visions exhibit on display or other works by the artist.

Falmouth Village Blooming

April 24, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Falmouth Village BloomingFalmouth Village Blooming is a celebration of all that is Spring. The spring celebration kicks off on May 1st with a self guided tour through Falmouth Village to view May Baskets on display.

You have a chance to vote on the Falmouth Village Facebook page for your favorite as participants vie for the People’s choice award.

Enjoy Flower Power Happy Hours at participating restaurants from 3- 5 pm during the first two weekends of the May. Throughout the Village be on the lookout for Blooming Bargains at all the participating retail shops.

Some of the very special scheduled events include: Cinco de Mayo celebration at Anejo’s Mexican Bistro on May 5th, Ring around the Maypole at Highfield Hall on May 4th, Annual Falmouth Beautification Sale on May 10th, Just for Kids Colonial Gardening at Falmouth Museums on the Green on May 10th and the Falmouth Bed & Breakfast Association Garden Tour on May 10th from 1 – 3 pm.

There is something fun for everyone during Falmouth Village Blooming. For the latest information and schedule click here to go to the Falmouth Village website.

Top things to do in Falmouth

January 31, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Top things to do in Falmouth …well that is a hard list to put together as there is so much to consider. We have done our best to compile the top 5 (in no particular order) based on much input from visitors to Falmouth and our personal experience.

Things to do in Falmouth Shining Sea Bikewayย  Travel the 10.7 mile Shining Sea Bikeway which spans from the historic seaside village ofย ย ย  Woods Hole up through North Falmouth. This scenic bikeway winds through beautiful marshes and cranberry bogs in the North and along the scenic Vineyard Sound shoreline to the South. The trail is the only bikeway on Cape Cod to skirt the shore. For all who enjoy the pleasure of nature this bikeway is set back off the main roads and follows the Old Colony rail trail avoiding the busy roads except for a few road crossings along the route.

Explore treasures of our 68 miles of coastline surrounding Falmouth. Since you canโ€™t see it all we bundled three different coastline locations into this spot on the list of things to do. The three coastline spots are the Knob, Nobska lighthouse and Old Silver Beach. The knob has eventhings to do in Falmouth Nobska lighthouse been highlighted by the Boston Globe as a great spot to watch a sunset to cap a Cape Cod vacation. The trail to The Knob overlook is just less than one mile from the parking area and close to 100 bird species have been identified in the area. When you reach the tip of The Knob you will enjoy gorgeous views of Buzzards Bay. Knobska lighthouse is an active U.S. Coast Guard lighthouse which was established in 1829. The views of Vineyard Sound and Marthaโ€™s Vineyard from the lighthouse are incredible. Old Silver Beach is located in North Falmouth on the Bay side of Falmouth and is known to be the widest beach in Falmouth and featuring the whitest soft sand.

things to do in Falmouth Falmouth Village Main StreetStroll along the picturesque Main Street in Falmouth Village. The historic village of Falmouth is an absolute treasure of unique locally owned shops and restaurants as well as art galleries. You can find special treats from our very own French bakery or chocolatiers on Main Street or perhaps a good book at the famous Eight Cousins Bookstore who among other activities spearheaded the national Whereโ€™s Waldo scavenger hunt with local bookstores. Whether you are looking for comfortable or classic dress clothing there are a number of wonderful clothiers in Falmouth Village. The choices are vast for anything you have in mind while strolling Main Street in Falmouth Village

things to do in falmouth sail the Island Queen

Sail away for a day trip on the Island Queen ferry or Steamship Authority ferry to the island of Marthaโ€™s Vineyard. This top pick by visitors of things to do while visiting Falmouth is just a short 45 minute trip over Vineyard Sound until you arrive on the shore of Marthaโ€™s Vineyard. Once on the Vineyard spend the day visiting Edgartown, Oaks Bluff and Vineyard Haven. The gingerbread houses in Oaks Bluff are one of the most photographed spots on the island. Edgartown is known for its beautiful ship captain homes and great shopping and restaurants. If you have time a trip out to Aquinnah would be great with its iconic lighthouse and red clay cliffs.

things to do in falmouth walk the Highfield Hall Sunken GardenVisit the Falmouth Museums on the Green and Highfield Hall and Gardens to include things to do in falmouth explore Falmouth Museums on the GreenBeebe Woods 382 acres of walking trails. Highfield Hall was the home of the historically important Beebe family of Boston and Falmouth. This 1878 home has been lovingly restored and is now a key cultural and community center for upper Cape Cod as well as a special venue for weddings and other celebratory gatherings.

So that is a list of the top things to do in Falmouth yet we would be remiss if we did not suggest spending some time in the village of Woods Hole to visit the Aquarium, and Woods Hole Oceanagraphicย  Institute’s Titanic education display featuring Alvin the submarine involved in Titanic exploration.

Museums on the Green | Falmouth

May 11, 2013 by insideout

Falmouth Museums on the Green opened for the season today with two exhibitions.

The first exhibit called “A Plate Full of History” shares the history of Falmouth as the third largest whaling port on the East Coast.ย  In fact more that half of the men in Falmouth were involved in the whaling trade in the 19th century.

The second exhibit is entitled “There’s a War On: The Falmouth Homefront 1941-45″.ย  The exhibit features artifacts, posters, clothing and oral histories as shared by local Falmouth residents.

Museums on the Green

Falmouth Museums on the Green

Admission is normally $5 and is free today on opening day.

A little later in the season another exhibit opens entitled “A Little Bit of Luck” which will run from September 1 until October 12.ย  In partnership with the local Falmouth restaurant , La Civetta, the work of art students who live in Emilia Romagna will be featured.ย  In Italy a symbol of good luck is the owl (la civetta) and the artwork will feature the owl depicted in paintings, drawings and collage work.

For more information click here to go to the Falmouth Historic Society website

Red Chair Travels | Cape Cod

April 29, 2012 by insideout

Quintessential Falmouth Village Main Street

The Red Chair has continued on its journey of a Better Way to Stay in Cape Cod and has arrived at The Captain’s Manor in in Falmouth.ย  What a wonderful time visiting some of Cape Cod’s great landmarks including lovely Inns , museums, eateries, beaches, and quaint villages such as Falmouth Village’s main street.

What I found as we chaperoned the chair is that it is famous !ย  When we went over to the Queens Buyway shops a local bicycle rider yelled out “Is that THE red chair” and we were happy to reply it sure is!ย  The next stop was Ben & Bill’s Chocolate emporium where one of the staff made a point of going to get the local paper and show the rest of her co-workers the article that had been written.ย  I had no sooner arrived at Highfield Hall and was taking the chair out for its picture in the sunken garden when two of my favorite people from the Hall, Janet and Pat,ย  came out and said they were just taking about the Red Chair the other day and saying wouldn’t it be great if it made a visit here.ย  Off to the Visitor Center where the cry went out “The Red Chair is here”.ย  My personal favorite was after taking some great shots over at the Nobska Lighthouse a gentlemen made a point of jogging over from across the street saying he just had to see what the fuss was about with THE Red Chair.

Some of our favorite pictures were at the Nobska Lighthouse and Highfield Hall.ย  Also check out our full gallery of pictures on facebook and our movie on youtube.ย 

Nobska Lighthouse

Highfield Hall & the Sunken Garden

Falmouth Historic Society| Cape Cod Historic Guided Walk

June 20, 2011 by insideout

Just across from The Captain’s Manor Inn is the Falmouth Historic Society on the Falmouth Village Green. ย One of the favorite pastimes for visitors is the free 90 minute guided walk past Falmouth’s historic homes and places. The walk begins at 10 am starting May 31 and every Tuesday throughout the summer.

One of our guests from Canada last summer took some wonderful pictures of the Museums on the Green and their gardens that are shown below:

The walk starts and ends at the Hallett Barn Visitorโ€™s Center on the grounds of the Falmouth Museums on the Green, 55 Palmer Ave.

 

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