Special Events

Learning From Our Mistakes: Researching the Salem Witch Trials

Virtual Event

History is like a game of telephone: an incorrect fact can be passed from person to person and become conventional wisdom. Through diligent research, historians strive to untangle these errors. Join us during Salem Ancestry Days for an hour long, free virtual lecture given by our Department of Education. In this talk, we’re going to...

Witch Hunting is Not a Thing of the Past in Africa

Virtual Event

Witch hunting is a thing of the past in the western world. Witch persecution is alluded as a tragic episode that happened centuries ago. Incidentally, this is not the case in many parts of Africa. Witch persecutions and trials are ongoing incidents in the region. Witchcraft accusation is a form of death sentence in many...