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).
“K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches” with Tyler Kepner
April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$5.00
Splitters, spitters, sinkers, sliders. It’s time to play ball. Baseball. And for Tyler Kepner, the New York Times’ national baseball writer, it’s all about the pitch. Ten of ’em. He got 18 of the 25 pitchers with the most strikeouts in the history of the sport to spill their priceless secrets–players like Nolan Ryan, Steve Carlton, Bob Gibson, Randy Johnson, and Pedro Martinez. Twenty-two Hall of Famers—guys like Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, Nolan Ryan, Greg Maddux, Mariano Rivera, and Clayton Kershaw—reveal how they learned their best throws and applied them on the field. This gripping perspective starts back in the 1870s when Candy Cummings dreamed up the curveball while flinging clamshells on a Brooklyn beach. It winds up in the present day, with multiple relievers throwing hundred-mile-per-hour fastballs. This is baseball at its best, so get ready to take a deep dive into the stories, stats, folklore and nostalgia behind America’s favorite pastime.