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).
“Sudden Courage” with Ronald Rosbottom
May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
Youth in France Confront the Germans from 1940-1945
On June 14, 1940, German tanks rolled into Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Most citizens adapted; many even allied themselves with the new fascist leadership. Yet others refused to capitulate and joined the French Resistance. But,this is not your typical war story. It’s a coming-of-age story during war. Among this shadow army of Jews, immigrants, communists, workers, writers, police officers and shop owners who waged a hidden war against the Nazi occupiers and collaborators was a group of young people. Many were only teenagers; others were still in their twenties. In the blink of an eye, they went from passing notes to stealing secrets, from studying literature to studying the art of sabotage, and from figuring out equations to figuring out how to avoid patrols. They were even learning how to kill. Coming of Age brilliantly chronicles youthful sacrifice and courage during this dark and uncertain period, from the beginning of the occupation until the last German left French soil.
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.
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