Meet other curious learners during this winter’s Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities by MAC Lunch & Learn series — informative and illustrated talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts from Jan. 15 through March 25.
All programs will take place at Cape May United Methodist Church, located at 635 Washington St., Cape May. The programs begin at 12 p.m.; doors open at 11:30 a.m. These events are free for MAC members and $5 for non-members. Bring a brown lunch with you; beverages and light desserts will be provided.
For more information, visit capemaymac.org/lunch-learn or call 609-884-5404.
Winter 2020 Lunch & Learn Topics
January 15: Big Bands and Their Marvelous Singers
A look and listen at the swinging sounds and vocalists who made the Big Band Era what we love and remember. Presenter: Rich Chiemingo
January 22: The Unsinkable Molly Brown
A living history and gossip session with the notorious Polly Pry, scandalous columnist and expert on all things Molly Brown. Presenter: Polly Pry (Dory Coe)
January 29: Music Festival Outreach Presents Brenda Leonard’s Bach Cello Suites
Join us in a musical lecture and mini-concert featuring the Bach Suites. Presenter: Brenda Leonard
February 5: Rock and Roll and Doo Wop
A rocking stroll down memory lane featuring favorite oldies and Doo Wop Classics. Presenters: Rich Chiemingo and Jane McNutt
February 12: Prohibition and Cape May County: Wetter than the Atlantic
Meet historian and author Ray Rebmann as he discusses his newly released book of the same title. Understand the role our county played in prohibition.
February 19: The Jersey Devil
An in-depth look at the legend of the beast that made our state famous for devilish terror. The real story behind the myth and a little bit of New Jersey magic. Presenter: Janet Yunghan
Feb. 26: Tales from the Dark Side of Victorian Life
A fascination with “the bizarre” was as in-fashion as white linen in the Victorian age, also known as the heyday of the freak show. From the midway to St. Bart’s pathology museum, to the headlines ripped from horror novels, exhumations, hauntings, and demonic possessions, hear of the dark ribbon that threads the lacework of Victorian history. Presenter: Melissa Palmer
March 4: Unsung Heroes of the American Revolution
A look at the heroes we rarely hear of and the reasons why. An eye-opening look at heroes and the beginnings of our nation. Presenter: Mary Stewart
March 11: Female Pirates: Oh, Those Girls!
A look at the Golden Age of Piracy, when men were men…and some women were men, too. Presenter: Dory Coe
March 18: Wonderful Women of World War II
Heroes overseas and on the home front, the women of World War II: who they were, what they accomplished, and why they should be remembered. Presenter: Rich Chiemingo
March 25: Fabulous First Ladies Part II
The second half of our popular Fabulous First Ladies series. Their stories may surprise you. Presenter: Mary Stewart