Cultural Capital : Falmouth, Ma

Cultural capital according to the textbook is “a system of meanings that is learned within a particular group or society (Haines & Green, 2012). Falmouth is located on the upper part of Cape Cod and attracts many residences because of its restaurants, beaches, and shops.

Photo by Cara Peterson

Photo by Cara Peterson

One thing Falmouth is very proud of is it’s Main Street.  Falmouth Main Street is home to many local shops and restaurants, but is also home to their historic society.  The museums overlook the village green, where in the 17000s the members of the Colonial militia practices and sea captains built their homes.  The historical society consists of five buildings, The Museum Visitor Center, The cultural center, Dr. Francis Wicks, Conant House, and the Falmouth Garden Club.  The historical society also offers guided walking tours of Falmouth.  The Museum Visitor  Center offers a unique experiences into Falmouth’s past and present.  The Cultural center offers a variety of public programs for children and adults.  Dr. Francis Wick House offers residence a look into what a physicians house was in the Federalist-era.  Conant House is where the exhibits are held and the Falmouth Garden Club maintains a Colonial- style garden (Falmouth Museums on the Green, 2016).

Baseball is has long been a part of Falmouth’s history, with part of the Cape Cod Baseball League.  What are now the Falmouth Commodores, formally knows as the Cottage Club, now serve Falmouth residents a great form of entertainment during nights in the summer.  Falmouth entered the league in 1954 and has sense won championships in 1931, 1932, and their last one in 1980.  Even though they had not won a championship sense 1980 they provide an exciting brand of baseball and bring the town together (Commodores History,2016).

Photo by Cara Peterson

Photo by Cara Peterson

References

Commodores History. (n.d.). Retrieved October 01, 2016, from http://www.falmouthcommodores.com/Commodores_History.html

Falmouth Museums on the Green. (n.d.). Retrieved October 01, 2016, from https://museumsonthegreen.org/visit-us/

Green, G. P., & Haines, A. (2012). Asset building & community development. Los Angeles, Calif.: SAGE.