Lunch & Learn

An attentive group listens to one of the fascinating lectures.

Bring a bag lunch and learn as the popular Lunch and Learn series returns with informative talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts.

All programs at

Cape May United Methodist Church

635 Washington St., Cape May, NJ

All programs begin at 12 noon.

Doors open at 11:30am.

Free for MAC members; $5 for non-members.

Bring a brown bag lunch; Beverages & light desserts will be provided


For information, call 609-884-5404 



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 Inimitable Molly Brown

As recalled by gossip columnist and friend, Polly Pry, hear the truths vs myths and legends about Titanic survivor Margaret 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 Yunghans

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