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).
“Death March Escape: The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped the Nazi Holocaust” with Jack Hersch
May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5.00
In June 1944, the Nazis locked eighteen-year-old Dave Hersch into a railroad boxcar and shipped him from his hometown of Dej, Hungary, to Mauthausen Concentration Camp, the harshest, cruelest camp in the Reich. After ten months in the granite mines of Gusen, the nearby sub-camp, Dave weighed less than 80 pounds and was more dead than alive. As Allied forces drew close, the Nazis put him on a death march to Gunskirchen Concentration Camp, over thirty miles away. Soon after, he escaped, was recaptured and put on another death march. Against all odds, he escaped again. Author Jack Hersch knew his father’s story well. Or at least he thought he did until years after his father’s death when he came across a photograph of his father on the Mauthausen Memorial’s website. It was an image he had never seen before. His intensely personal journey of discovery began there and took him to Europe to learn the secrets his father never told of his time in the camps.