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).
VIRTUAL TALK: “Fire and Fortitude” with John C. McManus
July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFREE
FIRE AND FORTITUDE
The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943
While the Marines are celebrated as the victors of the Pacific, the often unsung Army soldiers did most of the fighting—and dying—in the war against Japan. This is their story. It starts with Pearl Harbor, a rude awakening for a military woefully unprepared for war. It ends with Makin, a sliver of coral reef where the increasingly desperate Japanese tested the army’s might. In the two years of punishing combat between, the Army transformed, at times unsteadily, from an undertrained garrison force into an unstoppable juggernaut. The generals—military autocrat Douglas MacArthur, brilliant Robert Eichelber, prickly “Vinegar Joe” Stillwell, and German-born officer Walter Krueger are at the pinnacle of this richly told story. But the voices of the Army grunts who endured stifling temperatures, apocalyptic tropical storms, rampant malaria, and a fanatical enemy bent on total destruction are not lost in this compelling and bold account of a war that reshaped our military and turned American from an inward-looking nation into a global superpower.
FREE EVENT/PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Registration Open: Monday, July 6-Wednesday, July 8
Email Rosann Damelio at [email protected]
You will receive a link to access a Zoom Meeting from your computer.
(Sorry, no phone calls please. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all working remotely.)
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