The Capital Crimes of Witchcraft

 

            Thanks to an award of funds from the NH Humanities to Go program, the library will present “The Capital Crimes of Witchcraft” with Margo Burns on Wednesday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m.

The program focuses on the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and 1693, when nineteen people were hanged and one crushed to death. However, Margo explores an array of prosecutions throughout Seventeenth Century New England, from arrest warrants, indictments of formal death charges, to reversals of excommunications years afterwards

Most interesting, Margo Burns is the 10th generation great-granddaughter of Rebecca Nurse who was hanged in Salem in 1692 on the charge of witchcraft.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a most enlightening and interesting evening