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The Salem Witch Trials: Virtual Presentation

Monday, October 11, 2021

Online/Remote

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 very worst nightmareâ€"confirmation that witches had arrived in Essex County. Over the span of just one year, the colonists experienced the most severe and devastating witch-hunt to ever take place in North America. During this program, we will discuss how and why a witch-hunt broke out in Salem, describe the events of that dark year, and consider why the Salem witch trials are such a unique moment in early American history. Participants will see images of the sites around Essex County that have direct connections to the Salem witch trials, including the land where the court house, jail, and meeting house stood, as well as some of the artifacts from our museum’s collection.

Sponsored by the Campus Events Committee. This event is open exclusively to current students at Westmoreland County Community College. Presented by the Salem Witch Museum.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required at this link: https://forms.gle/quVWVqS5MS1d8pLTA

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