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Lunchtime Lectures with Jim McAllister (VIRTUAL EVENT)

May 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Jim McAllister’s 


Every weekday at noon

Half hour (plus) illustrated talks on Zoom

Only five bucks!

(see bottom of page for details and for information about a new evening event!)

Week Two Schedule

Monday, May 4   “North Street Before the Overpass: A Photographic Survey”

The “olden days” come to life thanks to this collection of real estate photos of Bertini’s, Lee’s Novelty, the North Street Arena, and dozens of other buildings that were demolished in the late 1940s


Tuesday, May 5    Salem Fire Odds and Ends”

Anecdotes, first person accounts and interesting facts relating to the great conflagration, gathered from a variety of sources including letters, diaries, newspapers, and scholarly papers. 


Wednesday, May 6 “Salem’s Rocky Road to the Revolution”  

Follow Salem’s patriotic population – tough, fearless, creative and sometimes brutal to their loyalist neighbors – through the tumultuous years leading up to the “shot heard ‘round the world”


Thursday, May 7  “Salem’s Golden Age of Art 1885-1935”

An brief overview of the careers and works of Salem artists Frank Weston Benson, Ross Sterling Turner and Phillip Little and their connections to the regional and national art scene of the era


Friday, May 8   “A Derby Street Portrait 1975-1990”  

More than 50 personal black and white images recalling the character and colorful characters -many of them gone – of a Polish neighborhood in transition


Special Added Event: “Cocktails and Culture”


Sunday May 10   (5 p.m.  “Fun with Hawthorne”

While best known for his extraordinary literary works, the Salem author was also a fascinating, complex human being whose interactions with others  


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  (or make other arrangements via email) after your reservation is confirmed and prior to the lecture)


May 7, 2020
12:00 pm