When There Were Witches: an Exploration of the Salem Witch Trials*
October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Presented by archivist & historian Mickey DiCamillo
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.
The Salem Witch Trials are one of the most iconic events in United States history and remain relevant more than 300 years after the final accused witch was executed. However, the events surrounding the trials and the motivations of the participants remain habitually misunderstood.
Join us as Mickey DiCamillo unravels the events of 1692 with help from archival documents from the period.
This program will take place in the large meeting room and will include a Q&A session following the presentation.
Please register online below, or call the library at 732-721-5600 x5033 to be signed up over the phone.