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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“The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War” with Benn Steil
June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
Winner of the 2018 American Academy of Diplomacy Douglas Dillon Award
It’s the wake of World War II, the dawn of the Cold War. Britain’s empire is collapsing; Stalin’s is on the rise; the United States is in the thick of it. Our mission: to reconstruct the economy in western Europe and, at the same time, discourage its countries from embracing communism. The Marshall Plan is a massive, costly and ambitious undertaking with heavy opposition. Stalin is determined to crush it and undermine American power in Europe. While the Prague coup, Berlin blockade and the division of Germany lead to the collapse of US-Soviet postwar relations, the Marshall Plan drives the creation of NATO, the European Union, and a Western identity that continues to shape world events today.