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Lunchtime Lectures with Jim McAllister (VIRTUAL EVENT)

August 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Jim McAllister’s  


Weekdays at noon

Half hour (plus) illustrated talks on Zoom 


 This week’s Access Code and general reservation & payment information at the bottom of the page 


Monday, August 3      The Salem Lyceum: Notable Presenters & Presentations 

For 60 years Daniel Webster, Ralph Waldo Emerson, educator Horace Mann, and other brilliant 19th century minds provided “mutual instruction and rational entertainment” through their lyceum lectures 


Tuesday, August 4      John Beresford Hatch to the Rescue

Or how the efforts of a retired engineer to exonerate Salem Witch Trial victims in the 1950s disrupted the governments and judicial systems of two countries and attracted the attention of the international media


Wednesday, August 5      It’s All in a Name

Fascinating facts about how some of Salem’s streets and neighborhoods got their names, and, sometimes, had them changed to reflect new developments in the community 


Thursday, August 6     Community Conflicts on Boston’s North Shore 

The events and eventual resolution of  Salem’s Liberty Hill Riot of 1844, the famous temperance-driven Women’s Raid in Rockport in 1856, and the Marblehead-Salem Smallpox Riot of 1774


Friday, August 7     More Hawthorne’s Forgotten Treasures

An examination of the plot lines and themes of two of the author’s more “difficult” works, one especially relevant to modern times, and a few he penned to delight or educate his younger readers


All talks by reservation  (culturecorner@gmail.com). $5 per talk.  Pay via PayPal to that email address or check (or make other arrangements)!


August 6, 2020
12:00 pm