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The Salem Witch Trials and Public Memory (Virtual)

Armchair Travels Presents

2024-06-14 14:00:00 2024-06-14 15:00:00 America/Chicago The Salem Witch Trials and Public Memory (Virtual) Join the Salem Witch Museum to learn about the history of witch trials, placing Salem in context of the larger period of early modern witch-hunts. Wilmette Public Library - Zoom Adult/Teen

Friday, June 14
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-14 14:00:00 2024-06-14 15:00:00 America/Chicago The Salem Witch Trials and Public Memory (Virtual) Join the Salem Witch Museum to learn about the history of witch trials, placing Salem in context of the larger period of early modern witch-hunts. Wilmette Public Library - Zoom Adult/Teen

Wilmette Public Library

Zoom Adult/Teen

Join the Salem Witch Museum to learn about the history of witch trials, placing Salem in context of the larger period of early modern witch-hunts.

Though the Salem witch trials were far from the only witchcraft trials to take place in colonial North America, and were relatively mild when compared with the devastating European trials of the early modern period, Salem is by far the most well-known in America today. In this program, participants will learn about the history of witch trials, placing Salem in context of the larger period of early modern witch-hunts. This program will discuss how and why the Salem trials immediately entered public discourse as a powerful social metaphor, one that is still used to denote fanatical, superstitious, or unjust behavior, and learn what caused this particular witchcraft trial to remained infamous in American public memory. Participants will learn about how the city of Salem has struggled with its witch-related history from 1692 to the present day, as well as how the evolution of the pop-culture witch has impacted Salem over the last half century.

Armchair Travels is generously funded with a gift from the Rutherford Family Trust.

This program will not be recorded.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Presentation |

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Wilmette Public Library

Phone: 847-256-5025

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From the south: Go north on Green Bay Road. Turn left on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building. 

From the north: Go south on Green Bay Road. Turn right on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building.

From I-94 (Edens Expressway):from the South - exit at Lake Ave. East. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. • from the North - exit at Rt. 41/Skokie Blvd. Turn left (east) on Lake Ave. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. 


Mass transit options include CTA, Metra, and Pace.

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