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The Salem Witch Trials Reckoning and Reclaiming Webinar

'The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming' Webinar

Thu Feb 09, 2023

'The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming' Webinar

Time Thu Feb 09 2023 at 05:30 pm to 07:00 pm


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'The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming' Webinar, 9 February | Online Event | 'The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming' Webinar
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In moments of injustice, what role do we play? Even after 300 years, The Salem Witch Trials in Salem, Massachusetts remain a defining example of intolerance and injustice in American history. What factors led to this cruel episode, and how did this moment shape America for generations to come? It's time to uncover the extraordinary events of 1692-3 that led to the deaths of 25 innocent people, the vast majority of whom were women, and how America has come to reckon with this piece of its past.

Join New York Adventure Club and New-York Historical Societyon an exploration of the real lives of Salem’s residents during the 1692-3 Salem Witch Trials: those accused of witchcraft, their accusers, and those who defended them against legal charges, risking their own lives and reputations in the process.

Led by Anna Danziger Halperin, Associate Director of the Center for Women’s History, and Keren Ben- Horin, Curatorial Scholar in Women's History, our virtual experience reexamining the Salem Witch Trials will include:

  • A brief overview of how New-York Historical Society came to host this exhibition, The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming
  • A deep dive into Salem's residents through special artifacts from the exhibition, like John Proctor’s brass sundial; a loom that belonged to Rebecca Putnam, whose family was a major force in the accusations; and materials from New-York Historical’s collection, including a 17th-century account of the trials, alongside contemporary creative responses from Salem descendants.
  • A look at fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s 2007 collection In Memory of Elizabeth How, 1692 based on research into his ancestor Elizabeth How, who was condemned and hanged as a witch in July 1692
  • An in-depth exploration of portraits from the series Major Arcana: Portraits of Witches in America by contemporary photographer Frances F. Denny — a descendant from one of the presiding trial magistrates — who seeks to reclaim the meaning of the word “witch” from its historical use as a tool to silence and control women

Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Anna and Keren — any and all questions about the Salem Witch Trials are welcomed and encouraged!

Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week!

See you there, virtually!

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***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week


"The presentation was thorough looked at multiple angles, and I believe did the whole subject justice. I appreciate the social and cultural understanding. Thank you to the two presenters." -Sharon

"Enjoyed it very much. I want to go see it at the museum." -Rebecca

"I'd been wanting to attend the exhibit but I live in California. I really appreciated this opportunity to explore the exhibit - such an important topic" -Kirsten

"The presenters were obviously top in their field. Excellent presentation. I plan to see the exhibit in person. Now that I have such a solid background from this Webinar, I know that my in person visit will be so much more meaningful." -Deana

"I felt like I was experiencing the exhibition, with added info and detail from the presenters." -Margaret


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Thu Feb 09 2023 at 05:30 pm to 07:00 pm