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Trials of the Salem Witches

November 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Please join us for this live webinar on Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00 PM EST.

As a tie-in to this year’s Lit Lunch @ Night, featuring Alice Hoffman speaking on her novel Magic Lessons: A Prequel to Practical Magic, the Library welcomes Rachel Christ, Salem Witch Museum Director of Education, who will deliver a fascinating live webinar on the topic of the Salem witch trials. The Salem witch trials of the late 1600s marked an infamous period in American history. Seventeenth-century America was a harsh and challenging land, where dark magic and witchcraft was believed to be always hiding just out of sight…  lurking in darkness and the shadows.

Centering on the year 1692, Ms. Christ will explore the historic events, set off by a mysterious and alarming illness that afflicted the niece and daughter of Reverend Samuel Parris. Soon, inhabitants of Salem Village were terrified with the prospect of witches loose 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.

RACHEL CHRIST is the Director of Education at the Salem Witch Museum. She holds a BA in Global History from Clark University and is currently working on her MA in History and Museum Studies at Tufts University. She has been Director of Education at the Salem Witch Museum since 2017, and within this role she works with students and teachers, curates the museum’s exhibits, directs staff training, and coordinates the museum’s educational programming.

The annual Literary Luncheon Benefit is coming to your home @ Night with everything you have come to expect and love about the experience. Don’t miss the 13th Annual Lit Lunch @ Night with Alice Hoffman on Friday the 13th of November 2020.

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November 10, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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