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March 2021

Tuesday, Mar 2
Celebrating Charlotte
12:00 pm

We invite members of Salem State University, and the broader community, to join us in celebration of the life and accomplishment of Charlotte F. Forten….

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Wednesday, Mar 3
“Salem in Context: The Age of the Witch Hunts”
7:00 pm

The Salem witch trials loom large in American history and in our national imagination. But the events of 1692-3 were not uniquely American phenomena; instead,…

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Thursday, Mar 4
“The Salem Witch Trials 1692” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum
10:00 am

The Salem witch trials threatened the very core of the early Massachusetts Bay Colony. The extraordinary hysteria involved more than 400 people and led to…

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Wednesday, Mar 31
Four Centuries of Salem Women
5:30 pm

Join Dr. Donna A. Seger, professor of medieval & early modern history at Salem State University and proprietor of the Streets of Salem blog, for…

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April 2021

Wednesday, Apr 7
Virtual Lecture with Marilynne Roach
6:30 pm

What happened to the individuals once they were executed in 1692? This is a mystery that has haunted historians for centuries. Nineteenth-century historian Charles Upham…

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Friday, Apr 30
Salem Ancestry Days

Salem Ancestry Days will take place April 30-May 1, 2021.  Celebrate genealogy and ancestral connections to Salem, Massachusetts, during a weekend of lectures, tours, and…

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May 2021

Saturday, May 1
The Life and Death of John Proctor
2:00 pm

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…

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