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).
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“New World, Inc.: The Making of America by England’s Merchant Adventurers” with John Butman
May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5.00
The venture was daunting. The motive was profit. Only those with an extraordinary appetite for risk need apply. Long before the Mayflower sailed (some seventy years prior, to be more exact), a small group of English merchants formed the world’s first joint-stock company. Its name–The Mysterie, Company, and Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers for the Discovery of Regions, Dominions, Islands, and Places Unknown–was as formidable as its purpose: to seek new markets and trading partners for England, a small and relatively insignificant kingdom on the periphery of Europe. The silks and exotic luxuries of Cathay-China lured them east. But the merchant adventurers eventually turned west and began a new chapter in world history, marked by innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit that continues today.