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Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the bombardment of Falmouth.
Commemoration of the bombardment of the town of Falmouth on its 200th anniversary--January 28, 2014--hosted by the Falmouth Museums on the Green.
This bicentennial marks the dark day in January 1814 when the HMS Nimrod attempted to destroy the town. Despite the shelling, the inhabitants withstood the marauding efforts of the British to force Falmouth residents to either pay ransom or surrender their own brass cannons.
We will commemorate this with a much more festive event than the original. "Hullabaloo and the Nimrod, Too!" will be held at the Coonamessett Inn, 311 Gifford Street, Falmouth, beginning at 6:00 pm. Entertainment will include fifes and drums, as well as the "Rum Soaked Crooks", a men's singing quartet. There will likely be other surprises as well!
This gala bash will begin a year of several events saluting the bicentennial.
The cost for the evening's events will be $60 per person, with the proceeds raised going to the preservation of 19-century artifacts in the Museums' collections.
We hope that you will join us to mark this occasion and, above all, to enjoy the festivities planned for that evening.
For more information, call the Museums on the Green at 508-548-4857.