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!
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Debra Levy: The Process of Writing a Memoir (free lecture)
September 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFREE
Nate Dondis and memoirist Debra Levy discuss Nate’s memoir A Very Rich Man and the process of writing a memoir.
Longtime Falmouth resident Nate Dondis and his memoirist Debra Levy discuss the process of writing Nate’s life story, which resulted in a 150-page book for his family. In his book A Very Rich Man, Nate discusses his ancestors’ escape from the pogroms in Russia, growing up in Fall River, learning the retail business from his father, running the Empire Men’s Shop, and raising a family with his wife Edie. The two will discuss the process of writing and producing the book, the reasons for doing it, and the unanticipated benefits.
Research shows that there is a natural desire to reminisce later in life—a time of recapitulation, resolution, and review. It is a time when people think about writing their life stories out of a desire to give back – to family, friends, and society. Have you ever wished that you knew more about your ancestors other than their names and birthplaces? What will future generations of your family know about you? This discussion is an opportunity to learn about the process of preserving your life stories—and a chance to hear Nate tell some of his. According to the 92-year-old Nate, his sequel is already in the works.