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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“Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack” with Steve Twomey
May 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
Warnings, clues, missteps, assumptions. In late November of 1941, Washington sent an ominous message to the commander of the Pacific Fleet, warning Hawaii of possible danger. But the intel was vague; the threat was unclear. Although the commander’s intelligence unit had lost track of Japan’s biggest aircraft carriers, he assumed they were far away. Meanwhile, a Japanese spy was counting the warships in the harbor and reporting to Tokyo. While we know what happened next, we may not know exactly why. As Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Steve Twomey unravels the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, we begin to realize why even smart, experienced, talented people were looking down at their feet when they should have been scanning the sky.