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).
“Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet” with Will Hunt
August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
Hold onto your seat because you’ll never believe what’s under your feet. That’s right, we’re going underground. Our tour guide is Will Hunt, a man obsessed with anything below ground. It all started when he was sixteen years old. After discovering an abandoned tunnel that ran beneath his house in Providence, Rhode Island, he was hopelessly hooked on exploring underground worlds: from the derelict subway stations and sewers of New York City to sacred caves, catacombs, tombs, bunkers and ancient underground cities around the world. In a narrative spanning continents and epochs, Hunt follows a cast of subterraneaphiles who have dedicated themselves to this type of investigation. He tracks the origins of life with a team of NASA microbiologists a mile beneath the Black Hills, camps out for three days with urban explorers in the catacombs and sewers of Paris, descends with an Aboriginal family into a 35,000-year-old mine in the Australian outback, and glimpses a sacred sculpture molded by Paleolithic artists in the depths of a cave in the Pyrenees. We’re quite sure at the end of this talk, you’ll never look at the ground the same way again.