Online Program Videos
Available recordings of Athenaeum events held online will be posted here. They are also available on our YouTube channel.
02-23-23 Banned in Massachusetts: Libraries on the Front Lines of the Culture Wars
02-17-23 Storytelling: Love — Roses and Thorns
02-11-23 Remembering the Alchemists: A Reading and Conversation with Richard Hoffman
Viewer Note: Audio quality improves around the 4-minute mark.
01-19-23 David Gellman—Liberty’s Chain: Slavery, Abolition, and the Jay Family of New York
12-06-22 Writers in Your Neighborhood
11-09-22 Robert Frishman: Timekeeping in Early Salem and New England
10-18-22 A Magical Evening with Alice Hoffmann
10-05-22 Thomas Forrest Kelly: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Then and Now
06-12-22 Reading Frederick Douglass Together
05-18-22 Chuck Radis: Island Medicine
04-06-22 James Parmentier: Maine’s First Ship
03-24-22 Linda Sudlesky & Steven Schachter, M.D.: Visions—Changing Lives Through Advocacy
03-15-22 Writers in Your Neighborhood
02-24-22 Eric Fisher—Mighty Storms of New England: An Evening of Infamous New England Weather
02-17-22 Adopt-a-Book 2022: Online Presentation
01-26-22 Michael Blanding: North by Shakespeare
01-19-22 Kate Dike Blair and Don Zancanella: Two Novels of Concord
12-15-21 Robert Gross and Arthur Riss: The Transcendentalists and Their World
09-23-21 Mark Horvath: Blockchain and Crypto and NFTs—Oh My!
07-23-21 Christine Thomson: Adventures in Architectural Paint Analysis
06-24-21 Doreen Wade: Salem’s Black Picnic and Election Day
06-17-21 Lauren Aguirre: The Memory Thief
06-09-21 Punto Urban Art Museum: What Does It Mean to Be Free?
05-02-21 The Salem Ancestry Talk Show: The Photo Detective and
Program hosted and presented by the Salem Historical Society, the Salem Athenaeum, Harmony Grove Cemetery & the Bowditch Institute.
03-25-21 Lauren Willig: Band of Sisters
03-20-21 Give Voice: Poetry in Response to “The Salem Witch Trials 1692”
02-11-21 Reckoning with Racist Monuments
01-18-21 Skip Finley: Whaling Captains of Color
01-14-21 Megan Marshall and Lloyd Schwartz: Recovering the Poems of Scott Harney, 1955-2019
12-16-20 Cathy Marie Buchanan and Brunonia Barry—Daughter of Black Lake
12-13-20 Writers in Your Neighborhood
11-18-20 Christoph Strobel: Legacies of 1620 and the Mayflower: Native Americans of New England
10-28-20 Kathleen Sebelius: A Live Commentary on the 2020 Election
08-21-20 Rebecca Totaro—The Plague in Shakespeare’s London and Lessons for Us Now