Monthly Archives: September 2014

Kendall to Give Lecture on Salem in 1692

Our Neighbors and Neighborhood During the Witch Year

On Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00 pm, Salem resident and historian Tim Kendall will present the slide show lecture “Our Neighbors and Neighborhood During the Witch Year” at the House of the Seven Gables located at 115 Derby Street in Salem.  Kendall’s lecture is based upon his research that led to the publication of the “2013 Salem Witch Trials Calendar.”

Discussions of the witch madness usually focus on the rural colonial suburb of Salem, “Salem Village” (now Danvers), five miles north of the town center. Kendall’s lecture takes a different tack and discusses how the panic manifested itself in Salem Town, now present-day Salem. Kendall will lead the audience on a street by street tour of the town as it was in 1692, showing who was involved in the trials and where they lived: accused “witches,” their neighbors who accused them, the judges who sentenced them, the ministers who excommunicated them, and the sheriff and constables who arrested and executed them.

This lecture, which is brought to you by the Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice, is free and open to the public. However, donations will be gratefully accepted. For more information about the Foundation, its work, and other upcoming events, please go to: salemaward.org

Please Contact:
Lynn Murray
lynnmurrayfineart@gmail.com
978-745-3274
Salem Award Foundation for
Human Rights and Social Justice

Introducing Tent Talks in Salem

September 18, 2014, Salem, MA. The Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice invites you to hear a series of  brief presentations during the month of October beneath a tent on the grounds of the Salem Witch Trials Memorial.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, October 2nd, Noon
Confusing Confessions of 1692
Eric Fialho, Witch House

Thursday, October 9th, Noon
Ten Misperceptions About the Witch Trials
Kate Fox, Executive Director, Destination Salem

Thursday, October 16th, Noon
On Being a City of Inclusion
Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll

Thursday, October 23rd, Noon
What It Means to Be a Descendant
John Keenan, Vice President for Administration, Salem State University

Thursday, October 30th, Noon
Ten Misperceptions About the Witch Trials
Kate Fox, Executive Director, Destination Salem
For directions to the Salem Witch Trials Memorial and more information about these and other events sponsored by the Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice, please go to: Salemaward.org

Please Contact:
Lynn Murray
lynnmurrayfineart@gmail.com
978-745-3274
Salem Award Foundation for
Human Rights and Social Justice