The Emerald House property was purchased by the Town of Falmouth in 1995, as a way to preserve the rich history of the site and the family who previously owned and farmed the land. Members of the Emerald family had owned the house from 1906 to 1995. Their years lived in this house and the area is representative of a chapter of Portuguese immigration history. More information about the family can be found here: http://woodsholemuseum.org/oldpages/sprtsl/v12n1-Emerald.pdf
The Emerald House is currently home to the Cape Cod Cape Verdean Museum and Cultural Center. It serves to inform the community of the past, present and future of Cape Verdean's rich history and contributions to Cape Cod. More information about the Center can be found here: http://capecodcvmuseum.org.
The property is also home to the "Emerald House Community Garden", first established in 2001. Families from all over Falmouth have the opportunity to grow fruits and vegetables on their own "plot" and enjoy their locally grown food. More information about the Community Garden can be found here: https://www.emeraldcommunitygarden.org.