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).
“When the Irish Invaded Canada: The Incredible True Story of the Civil War Veterans Who Fought for Ireland’s Freedom” with Christopher Klein
March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5.00
We’re reaching deep into the “History Vault” for this one. About one year after the American Civil War ended, a group of veterans dusted off their guns to fight for their homeland: Ireland, the Emerald Isle. A one-armed war hero, an English spy who had infiltrated rebel forces, and a radical who had staged his own funeral were among the Irish American Revolutionaries, now banded together for a cause. Their mission was to take the British province of Canada and hold it hostage until the independence of Ireland was secured. No this wasn’t a whiskey-fueled undertaking. What’s more, this motley crew had the tacit support of the U.S. government. And, they did manage to seize a piece of Canada—if only for a few days. Learn more about the inspiring, outlandish and often comical insurrection called the Fenian Raids at this lively talk…on the tailwinds of St. Patrick’s Day.