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).
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“Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father” with Peter Stark
April 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5.00
Our modern-day story starts with the author, Peter Stark. While researching the most unpopulated, still-wild places of the United States for a project, he obtained a NASA satellite photo of the country at night. The abundant clusters of lights were cities. To his surprise, one of the darkest, blankest spots was Western Pennsylvania. There, among the vast wilderness, he found young George Washington…and the subject of his next story. Two decades before Washington led America to independence, the naïve, temperamental, self-absorbed twenty-two-year-old was a flailing young soldier serving the British Empire in the remote and rugged Ohio Valley. Subzero winters, terrifying summer storms, controversial battles, military negotiations and a few emotional entanglements or two taught him resilience, self-reliance, solidarity, diplomacy and the value of relationships. From striver, to leader to legend. This is a fascinating account of the dramatic years that shaped the man who would later shape the nation.