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Lunchtime Lectures with Jim McAllister (VIRTUAL EVENT)

July 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Jim McAllister’s

Every weekday at noon
Half hour (plus) illustrated talks on Zoom
(see bottom of page for details)

Weekday Schedule

Monday, July 13 The Philanthropists
The careers of George Peabody and John Bertram, who are buried a stone’s throw from each other in Harmony Grove Cemetery, took different paths, but both lived lives dedicated to serving others.

Tuesday, July 14 “Walking Salem” Redux
A revisiting of my successful effort to walk every street in Salem in 2018 featuring dozens of photographs and plenty of related observations and anecdotes

Wednesday, July 15 The African-American Experience in Salem 1800-1850
A brief look at why the first half of the 19th century was a period of great difficulty but also of change and hope for Salem’s African-American community

Thursday, July 16 Winter Island History and Highlights
We trace the evolution of Salem’s beloved waterfront treasure from an early fishing stage and fortification to a U.S. Coast Guard base to the passive recreation area of today

Friday, July 17 Downtown Salem Before the Fall: 1954 Revisited
A nostalgic look back at Salem’s booming retail center in the years preceding a disruptive and devastating downtown construction project and the arrival of the region’s first suburban shopping mall.

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)


July 15, 2020
12:00 pm