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: “Honorable Exit” with Thurston Clarke
July 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFREE
How a Few Brave Americans Risked All to Save Our Vietnamese Allies at the End of the War
The iconic photograph of the Fall of Saigon shows desperate Vietnamese scrambling to board a helicopter evacuating the last American personnel from Vietnam. It is an image of U.S. failure and shame. Or is it? This groundbreaking revisionist history reveals the less-known acts of American heroism that saved more than one-hundred-thousand South Vietnamese from communist revenge. During those final days, scores of Americans–diplomats, businessmen, soldiers, missionaries, contractors, and spies–risked their lives to help their current and former translators, drivers, colleagues, neighbors, friends–and even perfect strangers escape execution or years in a concentration camp. By the time the last U.S. helicopter left Vietnam on April 30, 1975, these righteous Americans had helped to spirit 130,000 South Vietnamese to U.S. bases in Guam and the Philippines. From there, the evacuees were resettled in the United States and became American citizens. Honorable Exit is a deeply moving history of Americans at their finest hour.
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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