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).
An Olde Country Christmas: Readings from Washington Irving
December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
This special presentation of stories and seasonal songs takes us back to England at Christmas time in the early 19th century Washington Irving is far better known for two other works, “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Those short stories and his Christmas essays, were published as installments in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. The essays, told from the perspective of a fictional English gentleman, are based on the holiday festivities and traditions Irving savored while representing his family’s import-export business in England. His literary gift made him a celebrity on both side of the Atlantic.
Danielle Velesig, from the Museums’ board of directors, will introduce the readings that, in many ways, resemble the attitudes of today.
Reverend Will Mebane Jr., Carol Casey, Len Miele, Meaghan Quinn, Dan Tritle and Annie Hart Cool bring backgrounds in theater, education, broadcasting, church and community leadership, poetry, publishing, music, and commercial enterprise to the program.
Stephanie Miele, accompanied by Jennifer Rossiter
Enjoy seasonal refreshments after the program, part of Falmouth’s weekend of holiday festivities.
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