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 FIRST First Lady: Anne Barrett as Martha Washington
March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$10.00
In 1759, the beautiful and wealthy widow Martha Dandridge Custis married the handsome and successful soldier George Washington. This decision would lead her from the battlefields of the American Revolution to the highest echelons of the infant republic. Later eulogized as “the worthy partner of the worthiest of men,” she used her acute social sense to meet the expectations of her country and define the role of First Lady. We’ll catch up with “Lady Washington” in 1792 as she reminisces about the winters spent near the Revolutionary battlefield, the soldiers she met and comforted, and the songs they sang. She’ll also talk about her role and social obligations as First Lady, the current political climate and her concerns for her husband as he faces the challenges of guiding this new country.