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:  Maine’s First Newspaper Tells Us About Life in Falmouth Two Centuries Ago

Check out the article about The Falmouth Historical Society in the January 28th issue of the Northern Forecaster!  It includes topics covered at the Annual Meeting.

The 2020-21 Annual Meeting was held online using Zoom on Tuesday, January 19th.  The meeting included:

  • 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 was followed by two presentations:

  • The Proprietors Map explained 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 told the story of one of Falmouth's older buildings (explaining how we reconstructed the narrative from publicly accessible documents) and gave an update on the renovation now underway.

The two presentations were filled with tips and hints for those researching families or property in Falmouth; the slides are posted online.

 Find Us

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

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 Museum Hours

The Falmouth Heritage Museum has closed for winter.

Only the Museum has closed.  Society volunteers are still busy working and meeting online.  If you have a question about Falmouth history or an item in our collections, please contact us via email ( or telephone (207-781-4727).  If you need access to an artifact or document in our collections, we can make that happen.

Winter (late October-early 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.

Summer (May 2022-October 2022)

  • 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.

Our volunteers are fully vaccinated and will wear masks in the Museum.  Until the pandemic subsides, visitors to the Museum must wear masks and socially distance.  For more information, see: Reopening the Museum.

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Upcoming events

07 Dec 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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