Lectures to small or large groups are available at The Gallery and other venues.

Lecture Events, accommodating up to several hundred guests, with food and beverage service, can also be arranged.

Educational Offerings

The Gallery’s lecture series is designed to educate audiences about the evolution of shorthand. The following presentation topics are currently available as lecture presentations, at the Gallery or other venues.

Presenter is Gallery Director Dominick Tursi.

Evolution Lecture Series
  • The History of Shorthand – 1.5 – 2 hours
  • Evolution of Machine Shorthand – 1 – 1.5 hours
New Topic Offerings
  • The Legends of Shorthand – 1.5 – 2 hours
  • Cicero & Creation of the First Shorthand System – 1 hour

  • Front-Row Seat at History Lecture Series

Shorthand and The Life and Death of Abraham Lincoln

A fascinating look at the role of shorthand in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates and the observations of the shorthand reporter the night Lincoln was assassinated.

  •  History of Shorthand – Reporter Education

The Gallery of Shorthand is exploring the feasibility of teaching historical aspects of shorthand as a court reporting educational prerequisite.

The Gallery of Shorthand is launching postgraduate court reporting education.


 NCRA continuing education credits have been approved for some of these lectures.  Of course, each presentation requires separate application and approval.

Since the September 2010 Grand Opening of The Gallery, shorthand historian Dom Tursi has authored numerous monographs and presented both to the legal community and court reporting groups throughout the United States .

He also has been keynote speaker at several state and national events.

In 2013 he was invited to address an assemblage of speech-capture professionals from 37 countries in Ghent, Belgium.

He can be contacted at 631-712-6108 and at DomTursi@email.com.

Some Past Presentations
  • July 2007 – Principal Presenter to Joint US-Chinese Reporting Delegations in Beijing, PRC.
  • October 2010 – Keynote, US Court Reporters Association
  • November 2010 – Presentation to Visiting Judges from the Republic of Georgia
  • February 18, 2011 – Abraham Lincoln Tribute
  • March 2012 – Keynote, New Jersey Court Reporters Assn Convention
  • April 2011 – Presenter, Ohio Court Reporters Assn Convention
  • October 2012 – Keynote Speaker & Presenter, NYS Court Reporters Assn Convention
  • July 2013 – Presenter, Intersteno – Ghent, Belgium
  • July 2015 – Keynote, National Court Reporters Association
  • July-August 2015 – Gallery Events for NCRA Board of Directors and Convention Attendees