To preserve Falmouth’s historic character by protecting its historic structures, cultural resources and heritage landscapes through education, advocacy and action.
Since our founding in late 2014, we’ve focused on the Education element of our Mission, encouraging residents and visitors to appreciate the value of our local history. We have begun relationships with several Neighborhood and Village Associations, contributed our perspective to the Local Comprehensive Plan Committee of the Planning Board, and collaborate regularly with several Falmouth non-profits on projects ranging from direct participation in the restoration of Falmouth Station and the merger of the Historic Districts Commission and Historical Commission to supporting the efforts of other organizations, from the renovation of Conant House on the Museums on the Green Campus to the restoration of Nobska Light. Our aim is to both lead on selected historic preservation initiatives and support the efforts of like-minded organizations.
Our happiest achievement has been the release of the first in a series of Heritage Maps that will eventually cover the historic landscape of all Villages in the Town of Falmouth. We’ve added a lot of information online to complement the first map: the Heritage Map of Falmouth Village, what it is and how to get it. This year we are releasing the second Heritage Map of Woods Hole/Quissett and we will be forming the Map Makers group for the third Heritage Map of West and North Falmouth later in the year.
And we’re pleased to add a Local Calendar of events hosted by other non-profit organizations and those of Town Hall Commissions and Boards that have a bearing on historic preservation and related conservation issues. We invite you to explore our Web site and contact us with your ideas and questions about historic preservation in Falmouth, Massachusetts.