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).
“Mayflower” with Nathaniel Philbrick
May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFREE
Forget everything you know about America’s beginning. The Pilgrims. The Mayflower. The Colony. The Indians. The first Thanksgiving. We’re starting over. In this electrifying book, first published in 2006, Nathaniel Philbrick delivers a fresh and compelling portrait of the settlement of Plymouth Colony. It’s not the simple story of piety and sacrifice we know. It’s a 55-year epic —a history dominated by issues of race, violence and religion right from the start. See the pugnacious military officer Miles Standish, towering figures like William Bradford and Benjamin Church, and the charismatic and calculating Wampanoag chief Massasoit like you’ve never seen them before. It’s true, the English colonists and natives maintained a fragile working relationship in the beginning. But within decades, a savagely bloody conflict nearly wiped out everyone and not only altered the face of the fledgling colonies, but also the country that would grow from them.
Mayflower was a 2007 Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History. It is a winner of the National Book Award and was selected one of the “Top Ten Books of the Year” by the New York Times Book Review. The author, a native of Boston, has written several other books, including Valiant Ambition and In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex which was turned into a motion picture in 2015.
Eight Cousins Books will have copies of this book at the talk.
The book will also be available in the store at 189 Main Street in Falmouth.