February 7, 2024
Virtual: The Salem Witch Trials with the Salem Witch Museum
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
We had such a great conversation with Rachel Christ-Doane about the Salem Witch Trials in July 2023, we just had to dig deeper into the topic! In the year 1692, the daughter and niece of Reverend Samuel Parris were plagued with a mysterious and alarming illness. Soon, inhabitants of Salem Village were faced with their worst fear—confirmation that witches had arrived in Essex County. Ultimately, the colonists experienced the most severe and devastating witch-hunt to ever take place in North America.
During this program, participants will learn how and why a witch-hunt broke out in Salem in 1692, as well as why these witch trials were such a unique and impactful moment in early American history. Participants will see images of the sites around Essex County with connections to the Salem witch trials, including the land where the court house, jail, and meeting house once stood, as well as a selection of primary source documents and relevant artifacts.
About the Salem Witch Museum:
The Salem Witch Museum examines one of the most enduring and emotional events in American History, the Salem witch trials of 1692. The museum consists of two presentations. The first provides an immersive look into the events of 1692. Visitors experience the drama of that dark time though thirteen life-size stage sets, figures, lighting and narration as they are witness to the web of lies and intrigue of the Salem witch-hunt. Learn more about its programs and services on its website.
Note: This program will NOT be recorded.
We're thrilled to be collaborating with the Tewksbury Public Library for this presentation.
Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them. The email will be coming from Zoom.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.
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