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 Rise of Andrew Jackson: Myth, Manipulation, and the Making of Modern Politics” with Jeanne and David Heidler
April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5.00
Campaign operatives. Damage control specialists. Populist slogans. Mass rallies. Political sabotage. Yes, the presidential election of 1829 had it all. And, at its heart was Andrew Jackson. Although few would consider the volatile and violent man a suitable candidate for the presidency, this was Jackson’s second run at the office. In fact, he narrowly lost the contentious election to John Quincy Adams four years earlier. What eventually brought “Old Hickory” to victory? Historians David and Jeanne Heidler credit his closest supporters. Or, you might say, his handlers and propagandists. They founded newspapers to savage his enemies, built a political network that was always on message and wrote hagiographies which turned the difficult man into a paragon of virtue. A new era of political campaigns had definitely begun.