Special Events

Beyond Salem: The Witch Trials in Torsåker, Sweden

Virtual Event

Though the Salem trials of 1692 are today one of the most famous in the Western world, they were far from the largest or deadliest. Nearly two decades before Salem, the Torsåker parish in Sweden was overtaken by a terrible witchcraft panic. In just one day in 1675, 71 people were beheaded and burned at...

Author Signing with Dan Gagnon

The Salem Witch Museum 19 1/2 Washington Square North, Salem, MA

Join us on Thursday, June 30th for an author signing event with Dan Gagnon. From 1:00-5:00 Gagnon will be on-site signing copies of his new book "A Salem Witch: The Trial, Execution, and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse." This biography of witch trial's victim Rebecca Nurse vividly recreates seventeenth century Salem, and in the process challenges...

Memorializing the Witch Trials

Virtual Event

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the creation of the Salem Witch Trials Memorial. Erected in downtown Salem in 1992, this was an important moment for the city, as Salem continued to process the legacy and significance of these tragic events as a modern community. During the years leading up to the 300th anniversary,...