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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Special Screening: “RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope”
November 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFREE
A collaboration between The Museum on the Green and JFK Hyannis Museum
A special screening and discussion with the film’s producer and director, Larry Shore.
Wednesday November 14, 11:00 – 12:30 am
Using previously unseen archival materials, and interviews in South Africa and the US, this fascinating documentary tells the unknown story of Senator Robert Kennedy’s important visit to South Africa in June 1966 during the worst years of Apartheid. The film evokes the connections between the American Civil Rights Movement and the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa. The filmmakers find witnesses to this moment in time through the sights and sounds of present-day South Africa.
The film highlights RFK’s meeting with the banned leader and first African to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Chief Albert Luthuli. The film follows Kennedy to the site of his famous “Ripple of Hope” speech at the University of Cape Town, his visit to a pro-Apartheid university and Soweto. We witness Kennedy publicly challenging the dominant Cold War ideology that Anti-Communism, espoused by repressive regimes like that in South Africa, should be the only factor determining American foreign policy.