Every weekday at noon
Half hour (plus) illustrated talks on Zoom
(see bottom of page for details)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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)