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When There Were Witches: An Exploration of the Salem Witch Trials

In January of 1692, a strange illness seized control of five young girls living in Salem Village, a contentious and divided town in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. When medical professionals couldn’t identify the illness, the town believed the girls had come "under an evil hand."  Events soon spiraled out of control with local divisions and a splintered colonial government feeding the frenzy.   

Archivist Mickey DiCamillo unravels the events with archival documents from the period. Guests will interact with transcripts from the 1692 interrogations of suspected witches, and they will witness the difference between presumed innocent and presumed guilty.

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Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Campus:
Bogota Public Library
Audience:
  Adults     Teens  
Categories:
  Adult Events     Lecture     Live Stream     Teen Events     Virtual Event  
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