Although we are closed for public tours until Spring 2018, we are not closed for visitation! The 1730 Conant House is open Tuesday-Friday, 11 am to 2 pm for self-guided tours to see our exhibit, “Falmouth: Changing with the Times”. Additionally, the Museums on the Green offers a full range of adult and family programs, including our 2018 Lecture Series. Costs to most lectures are $ 5 for members and $ 8 for non-members, and are held at our Cultural Center, 35 Katharine Lee Bates Road, Falmouth. We also offer historical trolley rides on Wednesdays during the fall (reservations required), and in the Spring, walking tours of Falmouth on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10 am (weather permitting).
You can also save money on our lectures by purchasing a 2018 Season Pass!
David Powers, “Puritans and Gun Control”
June 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
PURITANS AND GUN CONTROL
Done in conjunction with the Falmouth No Place For Hate alliance and the Falmouth Gun Buyback Program
How did guns fit into the culture which the earliest European settlers brought with them to New England, when Massachusetts was the “wild west” frontier on the continent of North America? Is there anything in 17th century firearms regulations which can inform the present controversies about guns, violence, and freedom?
In “Puritans and Gun Control,” David M. Powers explores the specific rules Massachusetts Puritans developed about guns in the early 1600s. His analysis offers some surprises, especially for those who may have assumed it was “every man for himself” in the old days.