Browse Exhibits (5 total)

Falmouth at Home


Falmouth at Home is a collection of photographs taken by the Falmouth community that documents how we spent our days while staying close to home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click on the categories on the right to visit and comment upon the photographs.

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Postcards from Falmouth: Notes on Falmouth History


Based on postcards from the Falmouth Public Library's Historical Postcard Collection, Notes on Falmouth History features brief historical excerpts on various locations and landmarks found among the resources in the Library's Local History Collection.

Find out about: Falmouth's First Post Office, Main Street, North Falmouth Tea Rooms, Lawrence's Sandwich Depot, Teaticket Inn, Camp Cowasset, East End Meeting House, Falmouth Playhouse, Falmouth Village, Main Street

Most of the notes' sources are from  The Falmouth Enterprise Archives, The Book of Falmouth, Legendary Locals of Falmouth Massachusetts.  

"Postcards from Falmouth" is a Library Services Technology Act grant, administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners [MBLC], with the express goal to collect and digitally preserve local history resources and add them to the historical record.

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Oral Histories of Falmouth


Greetings from Falmouth Cape Cod Mass.

Welcome to the Postcards from Falmouth oral history collection!

This is a set of oral histories inspired by the Library's extensive collection of historical postcards of Falmouth. By inviting local oral historians to share their stories and recollections of the landmarks and locations depicted on the cards, our goal is to preserve and celebrate our town's history. 

Watch the videos, read the transcripts, and explore the community resources we've gathered on each exhibit page. Feel free to click on the postcards and add your recollections in the comment area, too. 

Want to see highlights from the collection? Follow the Library on Facebook and Instagram (@postcardsfromfalmouth).

Postcards from Falmouth is a local history project made possible by a Library Services Technology Act grant administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Postcards From Falmouth Programs and Presentations


Greetings from Falmouth Cape Cod Mass.

In case you missed the Postcards from Falmouth Zoom programs, click on the right to view them anytime.

Author Talks

Gus Widmayer discusses his book, A Gentleman's Guide to the Belvidere Plain in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Mary Martin discusses her book, A Guide Book of Collectible Postcards.

Tom Turkington discusses, Before I Forget : A Boyhood of Little Drama.

Chris Setterlund discusses several of his books on the history of local landmarks.

Paul Clerici discusses his book, A History of the Falmouth Road Race : Running Cape Cod.

Writing Workshops

Led by Jamie Cat Callan, participants read their original works based upon the Librarys' collection of historic postcards.

Postcards from Falmouth is made possible by a Library Services Technology Act grant administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

The Falmouth Road Race in Postcards

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Main St., Woods Hole, Mass.

Click on the link to the right to see postcards of landmarks and locations along the seven mile route of the Falmouth Road Race.  Feel free to add your comments by clicking on the postcards or, better yet, submit your photos of the Falmouth Road Race, past and present, by clicking on "Contribute an Item" above!

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