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October 2018

The Corpse in the Cellar: or, the Posthumous Adventures of Sheriff George Corwin, a Tale of the Salem Witch Trials

October 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
The Salem Witch Museum, 19 1/2 Washington Square North
Salem,MA01970United States
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Free
Marilynne Roach

Did Philip English steal the sheriff's corpse? - or didn't he? Join author, Marilynne K. Roach to examine the clues from history, geography, and law. Then you decide if the rumors are fact, fiction, or folk-lore. Tickets: $10.00 online or $15.00 at the door. Note: Online tickets stop at 12pm on Oct. 10. After 12pm on Oct. 10, tickets can be purchased on site only. Salem Witch Museum - 19 1/2 Washington Square North - Salem MA, 01970 978.744-1692  

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June 2019

In the Shadow of Salem

June 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a night with author and historian Richard Hite, as he discusses his new book "In the Shadow of Salem." This fascinating work focuses on the witch hunts that broke out in Andover in 1692, where more people were accused of witchcraft than in any other area, including Salem. Join us for an hour talk given by the author, followed by questions and a book signing. This event is free and we will have books available for purchase…

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October 2019

Salem Witch Museum Presents: An Evening Lecture and Screening of the Wizard of Oz

October 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$10.00

Calling all Wizard of Oz fans! Join us for an evening lecture about the fascinating story behind the creation of  The Wizard of Oz, immediately followed by a screening of the film. Location: The Salem Witch Museum Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Tickets available at the door. Admission: $10 per person* Time: Lecture begins at 7:00 Movie screening at 7:45 *Free admission for anyone who attends dressed in Wizard of Oz costume! 

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An Evening with Gregory Maguire

October 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Salem Witch Museum, 19 1/2 Washington Square North
Salem,MA01970United States
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Free

We are thrilled to announce a very special evening with bestselling author Gregory Maguire! Author of hit novels such as Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Son of a Witch, and Confessions of an Ugly Step Sister, this exciting event will consist of a talk regarding the inspiration for the novel Wicked, followed by a Q&A and book signing.  The 1995 publication of Wicked sparked a new wave in the perception of the infamous "wicked"…

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May 2020

The Life and Death of John Proctor, 1692 -POSTPONED

May 2 @ 2:00 pm
The Salem Witch Museum, 19 1/2 Washington Square North
Salem,MA01970United States
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$10.00

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATES. ANY TICKETS PURCHASED WILL BE REFUNDED. THANK YOU. Join us for a fascinating 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 Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, this lecture provides an interesting window into the real life and untimely death of one of the most well-known figures of the Salem witch trials.

Kelly Daniell joined the Peabody Historical Society staff in early April of 2016. At the PHS, she maintains the extensive decorative arts and research collections, as well as eight historic buildings in the city of Peabody. She lectures regularly on three Salem witch trials families (who lived in modern day Peabody), including the Proctors, Coreys, and Feltons. 

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Family Reunion Mixer – Postponed

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - June 15 @ 7:00 pm
The Salem Witch Museum, 19 1/2 Washington Square North
Salem,MA01970United States
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$10.00

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!

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October 2020

Halloween Through History

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Event, Once you have purchased a ticket, you will receive a confirmation receipt. The day before the event (October 10), you will receive an email with the Zoom link and password to access the virtual event room.
$10.00

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 the ages and into our modern-day celebration. Do you love Halloween? This is an event for you!   We are very excited to offer this…

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Stranger than Fiction: Chilling and Thrilling Stories

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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.
Free

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, Jill Christiansen, and Director of Education, Rachel Christ, for this very special virtual event! We will be discussing our favorite spooky stories related to the…

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