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Lunchtime Lectures with Jim McAllister (VIRTUAL EVENT)

July 29, 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: 857 1125 5811


 Monday, July 27        Salem’s “Mobile Homes” 

A look at a handful of the many Salem buildings that began new lives – most as private homes, some as museums – at new locations and the stories of how they got there.


Tuesday, July 28      Inventor Extraordinaire: John Hays Hammond of Gloucester

Ranking only behind Thomas Edison in patents granted, the colorful Hammond’s inventions ranged from  sound recording and remote control devices to smoke-eating ashtrays – and a medievthcastle


Wednesday, July 29      Street Fight: Salem Politics 1800-1810

The opening decade of the 19th century was a period of extraordinary wealth in Salem – and also of nasty political brawls that permeated just about every aspect of society 


Thursday, July 30     Hawthorne’s Forgotten Treasures: Sketches, Short Stories & Backstories

Lost in all the hullabaloo of the author’s two great works are a host of shorter pieces of a charming, tragic, intellectually stimulating or sometimes even vengeful nature


Friday, July 31       Essex County Characters, Part Two

No shortage of material in this category: the stories of the great athlete-socialite Eleo Sears, the denizens of Dogtown on Cape Ann,  the intrepid mariner “Centennial”  Johnson and other North Shore characters  


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 29, 2020
12:00 pm