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Lunchtime Lectures with Jim McAllister (VIRTUAL EVENT)

July 24, 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

Meeting ID: 878 7550 6283

Monday, July 20 Essex County Characters
Brief profiles of a handful the North Shore’s most eccentric, bizarre, colorful and sometimes problematic citizens, drawn from local literature and guaranteed to make you chuckle

Tuesday, July 21 The Salem Marine Society
The Society, headquartered in a rooftop “ship’s cabin” at the Hawthorne Hotel, is Salem’s oldest charitable organization and has been promoting maritime safety measures and knowledge since 1766

Wednesday, July 22 “Put’s Club” Revisited
Founded in 1916 and run with an iron fist by Alfred Putnam for more 25 years, this small Salem club featured monthly talks on an amazing variety of subjects given by its equally amazing members

Thursday, July 23 Dogs I have Owned … Or Vice Versa
A repeat of a 2018 talk wherein my pets – past and present – and their varied personalities become metaphors for the world of canines and for all they bring to our collective “tables”

Friday, July 24 Colonial Chaos: The Roger Williams Saga
The arrival of this radical Separatist in Salem in the 1630s would create myriad problems for the town and the Massachusetts Bay Colony and lead to the founding of the present day state of Rhode Island.

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 24, 2020
12:00 pm