Event Date: 
Saturday, January 26, 2019 to Wednesday, March 20, 2019

MAC’s Lunch & Learn series 2019

Saturday, Jan. 26 – Lucky Bones Lunch & Learn - Hollywood Musical Classics - That’s Entertainment!, with Alex Breve. Breve celebrates the exciting music of movies in this multimedia presentation highlighting blockbuster musicals, from the silent film era through the 20th century, including one of the most popular musicals of all time, “The Sound of Music.” Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; presentation begins at noon. Lucky Bones Restaurant, 1200 Route 109, Cape May. Admission is $20 and includes a buffet luncheon and lecture. Beverages may be purchased separately. Limited event.

Wednesday, Jan. 30 – Lunch & Learn - Impact of Immigration on Victorian Life, with Ted Bryan America is a country of immigrants. This presentation by Ted Bryan explains the impact of immigration on those who lived during the Victorian era. Learn why immigrants chose to come to America and how they shaped the country. Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Presentation begins at noon. Free admission for students, MAC members. $5 for non-members. Bring a bag lunch.

Wednesday, Feb. 6 – Lunch & Learn - Lessons from the Philippine-American War, with Bob Heinly. America engaged in a long, unpopular gorilla war in a jungle in Southeast Asia 50 years before Vietnam, when it sought to pacify the Filipinos and show them the benefits of being an American territory. Dr. Bob Heinly reviews this series of wars and the lessons learned from it. Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Presentation begins at noon. Free admission for students, MAC members. $5 for non-members. Bring a bag lunch.

Saturday, Feb. 9 – Lucky Bones Lunch & Learn - Love Letters, with Gene Barr, Greater Cape May Historical Society The Greater Cape May Historical Society presents Gene Barr, author of “A Civil War Captain and His Lady: Love, Courtship, and Combat, from Fort Donelson through the Vicksburg Campaign,” featuring the written words exchanged between lovers separated by war. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lucky Bones Restaurant, 1200 Route 109, Cape May. Presentation begins at noon. Admission is $20 and includes a buffet luncheon and lecture. Beverages may be purchased separately. Limited event.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 – Lunch & Learn - The Sinking of the Titanic and American Hubris, with Bob Heinly. The sinking of the Titanic was terribly traumatic to Victorians. Aside from the tragic loss of lives, it challenged the Victorian belief that they were the masters of nature and could mold it to their will. Dr. Bob Heinly explores the impact of this event on Victorian thinking and culture. Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Presentation begins at noon. Free admission for students, MAC members. $5 for non-members. Bring a bag lunch.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Lunch & Learn - What to Wear: Packing for The Titanic, with Mary Stewart. Stewart takes you on a fashion voyage along the decks of the Titanic, from first class to steerage. Learn what passengers wore and what they packed for that historic, fateful trip. Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Presentation begins at noon. Free admission for students, MAC members. $5 for non-members. Bring a bag lunch.

Wednesday, Feb. 27 – Lunch & Learn - Music of The Titanic, with Rich Chiemingo Rich Chiemingo presents the sights and sounds of the historic, tragic voyage of the HMS Titanic. Listen to the music exactly as it was played then and learn its relevance to the spirit of the times. Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Presentation begins at noon. Free admission for students, MAC members. $5 for non-members. Bring a bag lunch.

Wednesday, March 6 – Lunch & Learn - The Amelia Earhart Mystery, with Mark Allen The mystery of the disappearance of famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart still fascinates people today and has engaged the curiosity and doggedness of presenter Mark Allen since he was a boy. Allen presents this well-researched, illustrated lecture that explores this mystery in depth and seeks to answer the question “What happened to Amelia Earhart?” Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Presentation begins at noon. Free admission for students, MAC members. $5 for non-members. Bring a bag lunch.

Wednesday, March 13 – Lunch & Learn - Victorian Women of Music, with Rich Chiemingo. The 19th century produced many outstanding women musical performers and composers. Rich Chiemingo presents this sight and sound lecture that will introduce you to these extraordinary women and their music. Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Presentation begins at noon. Free admission for students, MAC members. $5 for non-members. Bring a bag lunch.

Wednesday, March 20 - Lunch & Learn - Dr. Anna Hand: Pioneering Woman in Victorian Medicine, with Dory Coe Cape May’s first female physician, Dr. Anna Hand, (who was a protégé of Cape May’s Dr. Emlen Physick) gives you an overview of the state of Victorian medicine and the challenges she faced as a pioneering woman in medicine. Dory Coe will portray Dr. Anna Hand in this interpretative presentation. Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Presentation begins at noon. Free admission for students, MAC members. $5 for non-members. Bring a bag lunch.