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).
“When the Sky Fell” with Michael Deibert
May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$10.00
WHEN THE SKY FELL:
Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico
The sky fell on Puerto Rico in September 2017. Hurricane Maria devastated the island. The unprecedented category 5 hurricane knocked out its entire power grid and most of its water supply. More than 3,000 people died; those who survived waited desperately in the wreckage for help from the United States. Their pleas were largely ignored. In this gripping account, author and investigative journalist Michael Deibert reveals Puerto Rico’s pain in the preamble and aftermath of Hurricane Maria and shares stories of everyday heroism and compassion. He also rips off a century-old façade, revealing the long and often tortured relationship between the United States and its territory. “When the Sky Fell” is much more than an account of a natural disaster; it delivers a deep understanding of the ongoing impact of colonialism.
“It will shock readers not familiar with the details”—Publisher’s Weekly
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