The 1730 Conant House is open all year, Monday-Friday, 10 am to 3 pm for self-guided tours to see our exhibit, “Falmouth: Changing with the Times”. Our Cultural Center rotates exhibits throughout the year. Additionally, the Museums on the Green offers a full range of adult and family programs, including our 2019 Lecture Series. Costs to most lectures are $ 5 for members and $ 10 for non-members, and are usually held at our Cultural Center, 35 Katharine Lee Bates Road, Falmouth unless otherwise noted. We also offer historical trolley rides on Wednesdays during the fall (reservations required), and in the Spring and Summer, walking tours of Falmouth on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10 am (weather permitting).
“Code Name Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became World War II’s Most Highly Decorated Spy” with Larry Loftis
May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$5.00
The most decorated spy of WWII wasn’t Dusko Popov, the guy who inspired the James Bond series. The spy wasn’t even a guy. In 1942, while the war was in full swing, Odette Sansom decided to follow in her war-hero father’s footsteps and become an SOE Agent. Britain’s super-secret organization aided the resistance movements and conducted espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance against the Axis powers in occupied Europe. After five failed attempts and one plane crash, Odette landed in occupied France, her homeland, and began life as a spy. Together, with her commanding officer, Captain Peter Churchill, they completed mission after mission. They were so successful, the German secret police hunted them relentlessly. They were captured, imprisoned and eventually sent to concentration camps in Germany where they were starved, beaten and tortured. Through it all, they fell in love. And, through it all, they never gave up hope or their colleagues. This true tale has it it all: drama, courage, patriotism, and a great love story to boot.