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Sarah Good: Wenham in the Witch Trials

March 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Did you know that one of the first people executed for witchcraft in Salem in 1692 was born and raised in Wenham? Or that three of the jurors lived in Wenham? Or that Rev. John Hale of Beverly – one of the most ardent supporters of the trials – began to change his mind about witchcraft because of something that happened in the historic house now owned by the Wenham Museum?

During Women’s History Month, the Wenham Museum wishes to acknowledge the sad but fascinating story of Wenham native Sarah Solart Poole Good, and the other victims of the witch hysteria, most of whom were women. The museum’s Exhibitions Curator and Manager, Jane Bowers, will discuss Sarah Solart Poole Good, Reverend Joseph Gerrish, and the Witch Hysteria of 1692 at this “Lunch & Learn” presentation.

Bring your own brown bag lunch to this talk, and the museum will provide beverages and dessert. At present, museum policy requires masks within the museum but they may be removed while you are eating your lunch during this program. Preregistration is not required for this program.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
12 p.m.
$10 Suggested Donation


March 15, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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