Heritage Map of Falmouth Village
The first map in our series exemplifies how the spirit of the team of Map Makers and the talents of Karen Rinaldo came together to make us proud of the many historical assets we have in the center of our Town.
To complement the historical material on Side 2 of the map, we offer these short essays on aspects of Falmouth Village:
- A Short History of the Silas Jones House, Now the Elm Arch Inn
- Mill Road by Kevin Doyle, President of Old Stone Dock Association (OSDA): Download PDF
- 19th Century Commerce, Whaling and War: Download PDF
- Oak Grove Cemetery by Donna Walcovy, Superintendent of Oak Grove Cemetery: Download PDF
- The Old Stone Dock by Kevin Doyle, OSDA: Download PDF
- Tourism and the Train by Leslie McDonald, Advisory Council: Download PDF
How to Get a Heritage Map of Falmouth Village
Contact one of the following organizations to obtain a copy of this Heritage Map:
Belvidere Plains Association will distribute copies through their membership base only at present.
You can pick up a copy at Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, 20 Academy Lane off Main Street in downtown Falmouth during regular Chamber hours, 508-548-8500, $2 each.
You can pick up a copy at Conant House, 65 Palmer Avenue at Museums on the Green, downtown Falmouth during their regular business hours, 508-548-4857. $2 each.
Pick up a copy at Highfield Hall & Gardens, 508-495-1878 56 Highfield Drive (up from Depot Avenue) during their regular business hours, 508-495-1878, $2 each.
For your copy of the Heritage Map, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For your copy of the Heritage Map, please email to email@example.com or call 508-548-8484 during their regular business hours.
We want to thank the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod for being our corporate sponsor for the Heritage Map of Falmouth Village.
The following bibliography is a compilation of several sources used by the Map Makers to research dates and narrative material for Side 2 of the Map. What is hard to depict are all the questions posed to Meg Costello, Research Manager of Falmouth Historical Society archives or time spent exploring the digitized version of Falmouth Enterprise articles.
Kathleen Brunelle, Cape Cod's Highfield & Tanglewood: A Tale of Two Cottages. The History Press, Charleston, SC, 2012.
Arnold W. Dyer, Hotels & Inns of Falmouth: A Survey of 17th, 18th and 19th Century Accommodations. The Falmouth Historical Society, Falmouth, MA, 1993.
Theodate Geoffrey, Suckanesset: Wherein may be read A History of Falmouth Massachusetts. The Falmouth Printing Company, 1930.
Earl H. Mills, Sr., Talking with the Elders of Mashpee: Memories of Earl H. Mills, Sr. University Press of New England, Lebanon, NH, 2012.
Earl Mills, Sr. and Alicja Mann, Son of Mashpee: Reflections of Chief Flying Eagle, A Wampanoag. Word Studio, North Falmouth, MA, 1996.
George L. Moses, Ring Around the Punch Bowl. William Sullwold Publishing Inc, Taunton, MA, 1976.
Lloyd Turner Nightingale, From Falmouth's Past. Falmouth Publishing Co., Falmouth, MA, 1936. Reprinted in 1989 for Falmouth Historical Society.
William P. Quinn, The Saltworks of Historic Cape Cod. Parnassus Imprints, Orleans, MA, 1993.
Elizabeth Raynard, The Narrow Land: Folk Chronicles of Old Cape Cod. Chatham Historical Society, Inc., Chatham, MA, 1978.
Ann Sears and Nancy Kougeas, Images of America: Falmouth. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, 2002.
Nancy Shoemaker, ed., Living with Whales: Documents and Oral Histories of Native New England Whaling History. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst and Boston, 2014.
William S. Simmons, Spirit of the New England Tribes: Indian History and Folklore, 1620-1984. University Press of New England, Hanover and London, 1986.
Mary Lou Smith, Editor, The Book of Falmouth: A Tricentennial Celebration, 1686 -1986. Falmouth Historical Commission, 1986.
Marion Vuilleumier, Indians on Olde Cape Cod. Wm Sullwood Publishing, Taunton, MA, 1976.
Gus Widmayer, A Gentlemen’s Guide to the Belvidere Plain in Falmouth, MA. Asgard House, Boston, MA, 2006.
"Mr. Hewins' Walk", an essay c. 1904, that is housed in the Falmouth Historical Society's archives.
Town of Falmouth Web Site
- Historic Districts Commission
Map of the Falmouth Village Historic District: Download PDF
- Historical Commission
Larsen-Fisher Area Study (Forma A) of Belvidere Plains: Download PDF
Local-History Web Site and Archives
An online version of a book edited by Simeon L. Deyo, History of Barnstable County, Massachusetts. H.W. Blake & Co., 1890 is online in its entirety. We used information from this part of the book: ...Read More
The archives of Falmouth Historical Society, Conant House, 65 Palmer Avenue
The archives of Falmouth Public Library
The searchable database of Falmouth Enterprise (1896-1962)