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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“War and Peace: FDR’s Final Odyssey, D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945” with Nigel Hamilton
July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
He wrote the Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942, which was long-listed for the National Book Award. He followed it with Commander in Chief: FDR’s Battle with Churchill, 1943. We were fortunate to talk to him here after each book was released. Now best-selling and award-winning biographer Nigel Hamilton has completed his three-part saga of FDR at war…and we’ll get to meet him once again at the Museums on the Green for the stunning conclusion. This is a story of triumph and tragedy. Now, years after the D-Day landings he championed, Hamilton helps us see World War II’s key strategist in action. We also see how the president’s D-Day triumph turned to personal tragedy. Yet, even as his health steadily declined, during the final months he remained US Commander in Chief, Roosevelt attempted to prepare the United Nations for an American-backed postwar world order at Hawaii, Quebec and Yalta…which makes his accomplishments even more impressive. This book took Hamilton a decade to complete. Former United States Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis, calls it, “A first-class, lens-changing work.” We think it’s the perfect way to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion.