(Salem, MA) Lecture by Lyon's Pride member Margo Burns

  • 10 Jun 2014
  • 7:00 PM
  • Salem, MA
3rd Annual Lessons of 1692 Series Lecture

The Capital Crime of Witchcraft:
What the Primary Sources Tell Us
Tuesday, June 10, 7:00 PM

Witch House
310 ½ Essex Street
Salem, MA

Tickets, $10
Proceeds to benefit the Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice

The City of Salem continues its tradition of holding a lecture to honor the memory of the first victim to be executed in 1692, Bridget Bishop.

Margo Burns [Mount Holyoke alum '79 and Lyon's Pride member], Historian and Associate Editor and Project Manager of the Records of the Salem Witch Hunt, explores an array of prosecutions in 17th-century New England, using facsimiles of primary source manuscriptsundefinedfrom first formal complaints to arrest warrants, indictments of formal charges to death warrants, and the reversals of attainder and rescinding of excommunications years after the fact. These documents demonstrate how methodically and logically the Salem Court worked. This program focuses on the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and 1693, but also examines cases against women in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Seating is very limited and advance purchase is enthusiastically recommended. Link for tickets: http://salemaward.org/tickets-52.html

Visit witchhouse.info for additional information.

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