The Capital Crime of Witchcraft
Monday, October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The Medford Public Library invites you to “The Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary Sources Tell Us,” presented by Margo Burns. This program focuses on the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and 1693, when 19 people were hanged and one crushed to death, with discussion of other colonial witchcraft cases in New Hampshire and Connecticut, and some of the connections of the Maine frontier to Salem. Margo Burns is the project manager and associate editor of “Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt,” published in 2009 by Cambridge University Press, the definitive collection of transcriptions of the legal records of the episode. Please RSVP through the library’s online calendar.