Special Events

Family Reunion Mixer – Postponed

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

Can you trace your ancestry to Essex Country, 1692? Stop by our after-dinner mixer for conversation, drinks and desert! Historian Marilynne Roach will be present to answer questions and chat about the Salem witch trials. All are welcome!

$10.00

Halloween Through History

Virtual Event

Why do we tell ghost stories, dress in costume, and trick-or-treat on October 31st? Join Salem Witch Museum Director of Education, Rachel Christ, and Assistant Director of Education, Jill Christiansen, for a spooktacular night of Halloween history! During this hour-long virtual event we will talk about the origins of Halloween, tracing this fascinating holiday through...

$10.00

Stranger than Fiction: Chilling and Thrilling Stories

Virtual Event Once you have purchased a ticket, you will receive a confirmation receipt. The day before the event (October 24), you will receive an email with the Zoom link and password to access the virtual event room.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!   Ghost stories have been associated with Halloween celebrations for hundreds of years. If you have ever visited Salem, you will know this city is home to many, many spooky stories- some based in real historical events, and some not. Join Salem Witch Museum Assistant Director of Education,...

Race and the Salem Witch Trials

Virtual Event

Many are already aware one of the first people to be accused of witchcraft in 1692 was a woman of color, a slave named Tituba Indian. However, race deeply informed many other aspects of the 1692 trials and has dramatically contributed to the public memory of this event over time. Led by our Director and...

The Life and Death of John Proctor

Virtual Event

Join us for an afternoon virtual lecture given by Peabody Historical Society curator Kelly Daniell. In 1692, John Proctor was 60 years old, was a successful business man, had sired seventeen children by three different wives, and was outspoken about his feelings against the witchcraft hysteria. Now infamous as one of the primary characters in...

$10.00

Hidden History: Japanese Internment and Other Asian American Witch Hunts

Virtual Event

Our museum’s mission is to be the voice of the innocent victims of the Salem witch trials of 1692 while also bringing awareness to how the lessons and patterns of historic witch hunts relate to society today. In our exhibit, Witches: Evolving Perceptions, we present a formula that can be used to describe the pattern...

The Not So Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife

Virtual Event

Binge-watch Vikings, Turn, or Frontier, and you’ll see people being disemboweled, tortured, and decapitated – but you won’t see anything about menstruation, chamber pots, birth control, breastfeeding, or poopy babies. It’s 2021! Even though Google cars have been invented and women won the vote 101 years ago, these “unsanitary” subjects still make people uncomfortable and...

$15.00

In Memory of Ann Dolliver

Virtual Event

In 1692, Ann Dolliver, the daughter of Salem Town’s elder minister, lived with her three children on the land where the Salem Witch Museum stands today. Despite the fact that Ann was the daughter of a respected New England reverend and sister of a Justice of the Peace, she was accused of witchcraft and arrested...

Ancestor Stories: Authors Discuss their Family Connections to the Salem Witch Trials

Virtual Event

Join us for this fascinating, hour-long virtual panel discussion with three notable Salem witch trials authors. During this discussion historian and archivist Richard Trask, descendant of Mary Esty, Rebecca Nurse, and John Procter, historical fiction author Kathleen Kent, descendant of Martha Carrier, and historian Mary Beth Norton, descendant of Mary Bradbury, will discuss how they...

$10.00