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Lunchtime Lectures with Jim McAllister (VIRTUAL EVENT)

June 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Jim McAllister’s


Every weekday at noon

Half hour (plus) illustrated talks on Zoom

(see bottom of page for details)


Week Eight Schedule

Monday, June 15.     Nuggets Mined from Salem’s “Dame Books” 

These four charming memoirs, written by “Eleanor Putnam”, Mary Northend, Caroline King and Marianne C.D. Silsbee, are chock full of fascinating tidbits about life in 19th century Salem

Tuesday, June 16     Thomas Watson: the Telephone and Beyond

This Salem native played an important role in the development of the telephone and telephone company. – and that was just the beginning of an extraordinary life that needs to be shared

Wednesday, June 17    Great Maritime Moments from Salem’s Age of Sail

A collection of stories highlighting successful privateering engagements, lucrative voyages, and fascinating experiences culled from the annals of the town’s maritime history

Thursday,  June 18    Federal Street History and Highlights

How this charming street came to be, its architecture characteristics and treasures, and the many important residents, visitors and events connected to it.

Friday, May 19   I Might Have Done It Too

An examination of the extreme social, political and economic pressures that in all probability led Salem Village’s Putnam family and friends to accuse many innocent people of witchcraft in 1692.


Special Event:  “Cocktails and Culture” Lecture

Sunday, June 21 at 5 p.m.

“Interpreting Salem History Through Music”

Local musician, author and music historian Bob Strom shares selected songs and ballads  (and their historical background) related to Salem and performed by contemporary traditional musicians.


All talks by reservation only!   Reservations accepted only by email (culturecorner@gmail.com)

Please note I have limited the number of people that can access each talk. First come first serve.

With your reservation confirmation you will receive directions for accessing the Zoom talk site.

$5 per talk.  Pay via PayPal  to my email address (or make other arrangements via email) after your reservation is confirmed and prior to the lecture)


June 16, 2020
12:00 pm