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).
“Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919” with Stephen Puleo
March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm$5.00
Commemorate the 100th anniversary of an historic Boston tragedy.
Molasses flood. If those two-words don’t have you consumed with curiosity already, read on! Shortly after noon on January 15, 1919, a 50-foot-tall steel tank collapsed, disgorging its contents—2.3 million gallons of molasses–on Boston’s waterfront. Incredibly, this 15-foot-high wave of dark syrupy substance, travelling 35 miles per hour, killed 21 people, injured 150 more and destroyed just about everything in its path. The unusual story of the Great Boston Molasses Flood has it all: an unimaginable catastrophe and a David vs Goliath storyline. Learn about the victims, villains and victors involved in the disaster and the gripping, multi-year lawsuit which followed…all against the backdrop of a changing world, recovering from World War I, heading into Prohibition, and dealing with the anarchist movement, immigration and the expanding role of big business in society.
PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE FOR THIS TALK:
First Congregational Church
68 Main Street, Falmouth
Eight Cousins Books, our co-host, will have copies of this book at the talk. The book will also be available in the store at 189 Main Street in Falmouth.