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).
“The Age of Living Machines” with Susan Hockfield
July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5.00
The former president of MIT talks about the next
technology revolution and how it will change our lives.
A century ago, discoveries in physics came together with engineering to produce an array of astonishing new technologies: radios, telephones, televisions, aircraft, radar, nuclear power, computers, the Internet, and a host of still-evolving digital tools. These technologies reshaped our world so radically that we can no longer conceive of life without them. Now, world-renowned neuroscientist Susan Hockfield says new discoveries in biology will lead to another array of almost inconceivable technologies―next-generation products that have the potential to be every bit as paradigm shifting as the twentieth century’s digital wonders. Virus-built batteries. Protein-based water filters. Cancer-detecting nanoparticles. Mind-reading bionic limbs. Computer-engineered crops. In this fascinating talk, you’ll learn about today’s most exciting new developments and the scientists and engineers who helped create them. Together, they have the potential to overcome some of the greatest humanitarian, medical and environmental challenges of our time.